Etsuko Shihomi

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Etsuko Shihomi
Native name 志穂美 悦子
Born Etsuko Shiomi

(1955-10-29) October 29, 1955 (age 63)
Saidaiji, Okayama, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Other names Sue Shiomi
Etsuko Nagabuchi (長渕悦子)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1973-1987
Spouse(s) Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi
Children Ayane (actress)
Wataru Nagabuchi (rapper)
Ren Nagabuchi (race car driver)

Etsuko Shihomi (志穂美 悦子 Shihomi Etsuko?), now known by her married name Etsuko Nagabuchi (長渕 悦子 Nagabuchi Etsuko?), (born October 29, 1955[1] in Okayama City, Japan as Etsuko Shiomi (塩見 悦子 Shiomi Etsuko?)) is a Japanese actress who appeared in several Japanese martial arts films of the 1970s and 1980s.[citation needed]


Etsuko was a member of Sonny Chiba's "Japan Action Club" and appeared in several films with Chiba, Hiroyuki Sanada, and other members of the JAC. Her films include the Sister Street Fighter series (1974), Dragon Princess (1976), Message from Space (1978), Shogun's Ninja (1980), Roaring Fire (1982), and Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983).[citation needed]

Etsuko had a singing career from 1975 to 1984, although her last solo album, Three Dimension, was also released on CD in 1985. Two books were released relating to her in the 1970s and 1980s.[citation needed]

Etsuko met singer-actor Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi on the set of the Otoko wa Tsurai yo film Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy (1986), when she was around 30 years old. She retired from acting after marrying him the following year, in 1987, when she was 31.[2] Their daughter is actress Ayane Nagabuchi.[citation needed]

Since her retirement, Etsuko has returned to the public eye and has been involved in charity work. She has written books on flower arrangement, with the proceeds being donated to charities.[citation needed]




  • 13 Steps of Maki (1975)
  • Silhouette (1975)
  • Saturday Night of Love (1977)
  • Only Two at the Wedding (1977)
  • I dance like tomorrow (1982)
  • Airmail in the Southern Sands (1984)


  • Female Killing Fist - Calling on Etsuko Shihomi!! (1976)
  • Saturday Night of Love (1977)
  • Three Dimension (1983) (also released on CD in 1985)


  • Shihomi Etsuko : Endless Road to action (1976)
  • Actress : Shihomi Etsuko (1981)
  • Flower Arrangement INSPIRE ~いちかばちか~ Vol.1 (2011)
  • Flower Fighting INSPIRE ~いちかばちか~ Vol.2 (2012)
  • Flower Arrangement Works INSPIRE 3 In New York (2013)


  1. Sister Street Fighter DVD Collection liner notes Patrick Macias
  2. Galbraith IV, Stuart (2007-02-16). "Tora-san 37: Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy (Region 3)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2010-01-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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