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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ichikawa Raizō VIII (born 29 August 1931 in Kyoto, Japan, died 17 July 1969 in Tokyo, Japan) was a Japanese film and kabuki actor. Died of rectal cancer. He was born as Yoshiya Ōta in Kyoto on August 29, 1931. Ichikawa Raizō appeared mostly in period dramas (jidaigeki). He is best known for the Sleepy Eyes of Death (Nemuri Kyoshiro) series, Ninja (Shinobi no Mono) series and Nakano Spy School (Rikugun Nakano Gakkō) series (based on the Nakano School). Raizō worked many times with director Kenji Misumi. Their collaborations include The Sword (Ken) (from a book by Yukio Mishima) and Destiny's Son (Kiru). Other great works include An Actor's Revenge (Yukinojo henge). Description above from the Wikipedia article Raizô Ichikawa, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
August 29, 1931, Kyoto, Japan
July 17, 1969
1955 Taira Clan SagaTaira Kiyomori 1957 An Osaka Story 1958 ConflagrationGoichi Mizoguchi 1962 Shinobi no MonoIshikawa Goemon 1962 Destiny's SonTakakura Shingo 1963 An Actor's RevengeHirutaro 1963 Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Chinese JadeNemuri Kyoshiro 1963 Shinobi no Mono 2: VengeanceGoemon Ishikawa 1963 The Third Shadow WarriorKyonosuke Ninomiya / Yasutaka Ikemoto 1964 Sleepy Eyes of Death 4: Sword of SeductionNemuri Kyoshiro 1964 Sleepy Eyes of Death 2: Sword of Adventure 1964 Sleepy Eyes of Death 3: Full Circle KillingNemuri Kyoshiro 1966 The BetrayalKobuse Takuma 1967 The Wife of Seishu HanaokaUmpei 'Seishu' Hanaoka 1968 Sleepy Eyes of Death 10: Hell Is a WomanNemuri KyoshiroLimited to the 15 most popular items