Etsuko "Sue" Shihomi

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

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 (1981), and Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983).

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.

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.

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.


  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.

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