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Tomoko Naraoka

Tomoko Naraoka (奈良岡 朋子 Naraoka Tomoko, born December 1, 1929) is a Japanese actress and narrator. The daughter of a painter, she was born in Komagome, Hongō (present-day Bunkyo), in the city of Tokyo, Japan. She graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design. Naraoka debuted as a cinema actress in the 1949 film Chijin no Ai, based on the novel Naomi. In 1981 she appeared in Rengō Kantai (lit. "Combined Fleet", United States title: The Imperial Navy). She also appeared in Torajirō Sarada Kinenbi (a 1988 movie in the long-running Otoko wa Tsurai yo series) as well as eight films in the Tsuribaka Nisshi series. Naraoka has appeared in several NHK Taiga dramas. Her first was the 1969 Ten to Chi to, in the role of the wife of Uesugi Sadazane. She portrayed Kita no Mandokoro (the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi) in Haru no Sakamichi (1971). Her next Taiga drama appearance was in 1976 in Kaze to Kumo to Niji to. She narrated the 1986 Inochi and 1989 Kasuga no Tsubone. She is the narrator of the 2008 drama Atsuhime. Other noteworthy narration roles include the 1983 serialized morning television drama Oshin. She also narrated Onna wa Dokyō (1992) and Haru Yo Koi (1994–1995). A nonfiction voice role was in the series Kiwameru: Nihon no Bi to Kokoro.

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Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Fool's Love 1949-10-16
Latest Project:
Movie The Takatsu River 2019-11-29
Known For
Poster of Antarctica
Poster of Free and Easy 16
Poster of Free and Easy 15
Poster of The Song of Love
Movie The Takatsu River 2019-11-29
Movie Tatara Samurai Mizuho 2017-05-20
Movie Izakaya Moheji 6 2017-08-28
Movie Izakaya Moheji 5 2016-06-27
Movie Disconcerto Kikuko Soneda 2014-10-18
Movie 300 Million Yen Robbery Yoshiko Takeda 2014-01-18
Movie Izakaya Moheji 2011-09-25
Series Antarctica Narrator 2011-10-16
Movie Railways Kinuyo Tsutsui 2010-05-29
Movie Ponyo Yoshie (voice) 2008-07-19
Movie Free and Easy 18 2007-09-08
Movie Free and Easy 16 2005-08-27
Movie Half a Confession Dr. Takaki 2004-01-10
Movie Free and Easy 15 2004-08-21
Movie The Firefly 2001-05-01
Movie Free and Easy 12: Big Holiday Bonus Project Hisue Suzuki 2001-08-18
Movie Railroad Man Mune Kato 1999-06-05
Movie Free and Easy 10 Unknown 1998-08-08
Movie Free and Easy 9 Unknown 1997-09-06
Movie Noh Mask Murders Aya Gondo 1991-03-15
Movie War and Youth 1991-04-01
Movie Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial 1988-12-24
Movie River of Fireflies 1987-02-21
Movie Demon Matsuko 1985-08-31
Movie The Imperial Navy Utako Hongo 1981-08-08
Movie May Love Be Restored Masa Kunugida 1980-04-29
Movie Twenty-Four Eyes Narrator (voice) 1980-10-10
Movie Take Me Away! 1978-07-22
Movie Ballad of Orin Teruyo 1977-11-19
Movie Special Boy Soldiers of the Navy 1972-08-12
Series Haru no Sakamichi Nene 1971-01-03
Movie Apart from Life Mitsuko 1970-01-30
Movie Dodes'ka-den Ochô 1970-10-01
Movie Gambler's Dilemma Kei 1969-09-27
Movie The Sweet Interns 1968-01-03
Movie Hymn to a Tired Man Zensaku's wife 1968-06-08
Movie Cry for Sorrow 1966-05-18
Movie I'll Never Cry! Unknown 1966-10-29
Movie The Stars and I Decided... Michiyo Amemiya 1965-08-14
Movie The Song of Love 1965-10-30
Movie The Scent of Incense 1964-05-24
Movie Eddy Currents of Life Mino Hayashi 1964-11-22
Series Life of a Flower Osei 1963-04-07
Movie Dahil Sa Iyo – The Song of Sad Love Natsue Tokuhisa 1962-07-15
Movie Everything Goes Wrong Masayo Sugita 1960-10-08
Movie Skinny and Fatty Mrs. Komatsu 1958-01-01
Movie The Adulteress Orin 1958-04-15
Movie Osaka no kaze 1958-12-03
Movie Ikebana Narrator 1957-05-14
Movie How Sorrowful 1956-09-07
Movie The Heart Kume, the maid 1955-08-31
Movie Miniature Unknown 1953-04-01
Movie Children of Hiroshima Unknown 1952-08-06
Movie A Fool's Love Hatsuko 1949-10-16