Mariko Miyagi is confirmed dead at the age of 93.
Mariko was best known as a Japanese actress (Panda and the Magic Serpent).
RIP Mariko Miyagi @TheTweetOfGod #TragicDeaths 💔💐 #MarikoMiyagi add some flowers to their gravestone at
Mariko Miyagi created a welfare facility Nemunoki Gakuen. I can't forget her figure playing a musical with people…
RT @Peckitt: Japanese Singer, Disability Welfare Facility Founder Mariko Miyagi Dies
Japanese Singer, Disability Welfare Facility Founder Mariko Miyagi Dies
Japanese Singer, Disability Welfare Facility Founder Mariko Miyagi Dies
RT @themainichi: Japan actress, child welfare facility pioneer Mariko Miyagi dies at 93   #ねむの木学園
RT @themainichi: Japan actress, child welfare facility pioneer Mariko Miyagi dies at 93   #ねむの木学園 1242320246406602753,2020-03-24 05:20:02 +0000,themainichi,Japan actress
RT @themainichi: Japan actress, child welfare facility pioneer Mariko Miyagi dies at 93  #ねむの木学園 1242223344222699520,2020-03-23 22:54:59 +0000,NaoKody,Singer and welfare facility founder Mariko Miyagi dies | The Japan Times #ねむの木学園 #disabilities #art
Mariko Miyagi, singer committed to child welfare, dies at age 93 (3/23 AJW)
RT @themainichi: Japan actress, child welfare facility pioneer Mariko Miyagi dies at 93  #ねむの木学園 1242194619414147073,2020-03-23 21:00:50 +0000,yuuji_K1,RT @themainichi: Japan actress
RT @nippon_en: Japanese Singer, Welfare Facility Founder Mariko Miyagi Dies
RT @japantimes: Singer and welfare facility founder Mariko Miyagi dies at 93
RT @themainichi: Japan actress, child welfare facility pioneer Mariko Miyagi dies at 93  #ねむの木学園 1242078775199690752,2020-03-23 13:20:31 +0000,duhocnozomi,RT @nippon_en: Japanese Singer
RT @nippon_en: Japanese Singer, Welfare Facility Founder Mariko Miyagi Dies
RT @themainichi: Japan actress, child welfare facility pioneer Mariko Miyagi dies at 93  #ねむの木学園
Mariko Miyagi
宮城まり子
Mariko Miyagi 1955 Scan10015.jpg
Born
Mariko Honme

March 21, 1927
Tokyo, Japan
DiedMarch 21, 2020
Cause of deathLymphoma
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActress and singer
Mariko Miyagi (宮城 まり子) (March 21, 1927 – March 21, 2020) was a Japanese actress, singer, and advocate for children with disabilities. She founded the Kusunoki Gakuen, a school for disabled children.
Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
3 Films
4 References
Early life
Miyagi was born Mariko Honme in Tokyo, Japan. She was the older of two siblings. Her family moved to Osaka when she was in the third grade because of her father's work. When she graduated from elementary school the family underwent a series of misfortunes, including her mother's death. Miyagi and her brother entered the Yoshimoto Kogyo production company and became singers.
Career
Miyagi's first stage appearance was in October 1944. After the war, she continued performing at several theaters before releasing her first record in 1950 with Teichiku Records. Her first hit was "Anta Honto ni Sugoi wa ne", which was released by Victor Records. She continued releasing hits like "Gado-shita no Kutsumigaki" throughout the fifties, and appeared on the Kohaku Uta Gassen several times.
While preparing for a role in which she would play a child with cerebral palsy, Miyagi visited a facility for disabled children. Inspired by this, Miyagi started the Nemunoki Gakuen, a school for children with disabilities, in Omaezaki, Shizuoka in 1968. It was the first school of its kind, built when education for disabled children wasn't yet mandatory. The school's curriculum especially focused on music and the arts. It later moved to Kakegawa, Shizuoka. Miyagi directed and produced a documentary about the school called "Nemunoki no Uta".
In 2012 Miyagi was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure.
Miyagi died on March 21, 2020 of lymphoma.
Films
Panda and the magic serpent (1958)
Ten dark women (1961)
Barefoot Gen (1977)
About cookies on this site
We use cookies to collect and analyse information on site performance and usage, to provide social media features and to enhance and customise content and advertisements.Learn more
ALLOW ALL COOKIES
COOKIE SETTINGS