Niigata Prefecture - Notable Individuals - Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture

  • Ryōkan (1758–1831), Zen Buddhist monk and poet, from Izumozaki
  • Inoue Enryō (1858–1919), Buddhist philosopher, from Nagaoka
  • Yaichi Aizu (1881–1956), poet, calligrapher and historian, from Niigata City
  • Fubō Hayashi (1900–1935), novelist from Sado Island
  • Ango Sakaguchi (1906–1955), novelist and essayist, from Niigata City
  • Haruo Minami (1923–2001), enka singer, from Nagaoka
  • Kimio Yanagisawa (born 1948), manga artist, from Gosen
  • Tetsuo Harada (born 1949 Niitsu-shi), sculptor working in Paris France
  • Yoshifumi Kondō (1950–1998), animator, from Gosen
  • Keiko Yokozawa (born 1952), voice actress, from Niigata City
  • Bin Shimada (born 1954), voice actor, from Niigata City
  • Kazuyuki Sekiguchi (born 1955), bass player for the rock group Southern All Stars, from Agano
  • Yukari Nozawa (born 1957), actor and voice actor
  • Rumiko Takahashi (born 1957), manga artist, from Niigata City
  • Hajime Watanabe (born 1957), animator
  • Shuichi Shigeno (born 1958), manga artist, from Tōkamachi
  • Makoto Kobayashi (born 1958), manga artist, from Niigata City
  • Motoei Shinzawa (born 1958), manga artist, from Kashiwazaki
  • Ken Watanabe (born 1959), stage, TV and film actor, from Niigata
  • Yōko Sōmi (born 1965), voice actress
  • Kazuya Tsurumaki (born 1966), animator, from Gosen
  • Akiko Yajima (born 1967), voice actress, from Kashiwazaki
  • Hiroki Yagami (born 1967), manga artist, from Kashiwazaki
  • Kazuto Nakazawa (born 1968), animator
  • Takeshi Obata (born 1969), manga artist, from Niigata City
  • Etsushi Ogawa (born 1969), manga artist
  • Rumi Kasahara (born 1970), voice actress, from Itoigawa
  • Nobuhiro Watsuki (born 1970), manga artist, from Nagaoka
  • Kiriko Nananan (born 1972), manga artist, from Tsubame
  • Közi (born 1972), rock musician
  • Daisuke Hirakawa (born 1973), voice actor
  • Yoko Ishida (born 1973), singer, from Niigata City
  • Daisuke Sakaguchi (born 1973), voice actor, from Kashiwazaki
  • Hitomi Nabatame (born 1976), voice actress, from Sado Island
  • Tatsuyuki Nagai (born 1976), anime director
  • Ryō Hirohashi (born 1977), voice actress, from Nagaoka
  • Ayana Sasagawa (born 1983), voice actress
  • Makoto Ogawa (born 1987) and Koharu Kusumi (born 1992), members of pop girl-group Morning Musume, from, respectively, Kashiwazaki and Nagaoka

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