葦原邦子 & 園井恵子
1938 Star Troupe “From Manchuria to Northern China”
Ashihara Kuniko & Sonoi Keiko
Sonoi Keiko passed away in 1945 from radiation poisoning associated with the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.
Ashihara Kuniko was one of the first otokoyaku to cut her hair short. It is also said that she is the first otokoyaku to sing in a deeper range. She was a strong opponent of war and nuclear weapons until her passing in 1997.
Young man at White House, Washington, D.C. 1923