Masako Natsume was a Japanese actress from Tokyo. Widely popular in Japan she gained worldwide recognition for her portrayal of Tripitaka in the TV series Monkey which is now considered a cult classic.
|Native name:||夏目 雅子|
|Born:||Masako Odate, December 17, 1957, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan|
|Died:||September 11, 1985, Keio University Hospital, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan|
|Resting place:||Hōfu, Yamaguchi|
|Spouse(s):||Shizuka Ijūin (1984–1985)|
|Awards:||Best actress, 8th Hochi Film Award (1983)|
|IMDb:||Masako Natsume’s IMDb|
About Masako Natsume
Japanese actress who became known for her role as Tripitaka in the television series Monkey.
She was in junior college when she won the lead part in Nihon TV’s Ai Ga Miemasu Ka? and dropped out to pursue an acting career.
Her mother wrote a book about her life titled Himawari – Masako Natsume 27 – sai no Shougai to Haha no Ai, which turned into a documentary.
She was the only daughter of Sue and Kazu Odate.
She was a Japanese actress like Miyoshi Umeki.
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