Mitsuko Baisho was born in 1946 and after studying at the Shochiku School of Dance and Music, she started a remarkable film career. She has made over sixty films, has been in at least ten masterpieces, has worked for the greatest Japanese filmmakers (Kurosawa: ‘Kagemusha’, ‘Dreams’; Imamura: ‘Vengeance is Mine’,Why Not?’, ‘Ballad of Narayama’, ‘Zegen’, The Eel’, ‘Warm Water Under a Red Bridge’; Kaneto Shindô: ‘The Life of Chikuzan’, ‘A Last Note’, ‘By Player’). It comes as no surprise that Mitsuko Baisho has received a score of awards, as of her first role in Hideo Gosha’s ‘Hitokiri’ in 1969. She was hailed as most promising young actress first then best actress or best supporting actress. Difficult to do better.