Akitake Kōno

Akitake Kōno (河野 秋武, Kōno Akitake, 8 October 1911 – 17 March 1978) was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in more than sixty films from 1943 to 1973.

Akitake Kōno
Born8 October 1911
Died17 March 1978(1978-03-17) (aged 66)
Years active1943-1977


Kōno started acting with the Zenshinza theater troupe before joining the Toho studio in 1942.[1] Mostly a character actor, he appeared in films by directors such as Akira Kurosawa and Kenji Mizoguchi as well on television.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1943 Sanshiro Sugata
1945 The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
Sanshiro Sugata Part II
1946 Minshū no Teki
No Regrets for Our Youth
1949 Lady from Hell Tachibana [2]
1950 Bōryoku no Machi
Listen to the Voices of the Sea
1954 Sansho the Bailiff
1955 Rokunin no Ansatsusha Nakaoka Shintarō
1956 Shirogane Shinjū
1957 Temptress and the Monk
Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate
1959 The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
1964 Adventures of Zatoichi


  1. ^ a b "Kōno Akitake". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ "地獄の貴婦人(1949) : 作品情報". 映画.com (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-07-11.

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