Yoshio Kosugi

Yoshio Kosugi (小杉 義男, Kosugi Yoshio, 15 September 1903 - 12 March 1968) was a Japanese actor. He appeared in more than 120 films from 1924 to 1967.

Yoshio Kosugi
Born(1903-09-15)15 September 1903
Died12 March 1968(1968-03-12) (aged 64)
Years active1924-1967


First appearing on stage as a shingeki actor, he was initially recognized for his role as Yasha in The Cherry Orchard.[1] He made his film debut in the 1920s and appeared in a number of films by Akira Kurosawa.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
1924 Chimata no ko Kimpei
1943 Sanshiro Sugata
1945 The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
1947 Snow Trail
1952 The Skin of the South
1954 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
Seven Samurai Farmer Mosuke
1955 Half Human
The Lone Journey
So Young, So Bright
1956 Romantic Daughters
The Legend of the White Serpent
1957 The Mysterians
1958 A Holiday in Tokyo
1960 The Human Vapor
1961 The Story of Osaka Castle
1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla
1964 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Mothra vs. Godzilla
1965 Frankenstein Conquers the World Mountain Soldier
1967 Japan's Longest Day Minister of Public Welfare Keisuke Okada


  1. ^ a b "Kosugi Yoshio". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

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