Actress Satomi Oka (b. 1935)

Thirteen Assassins Forbidden Castle Duel of Blood and Sand

Shadow Over FujiYasushi Sasaki (1957)
Souls in the MoonlightTomu Uchida (1957)
The Bride in Uguisu Castle – Masaharu Matsumura (1958)
Noble Tasuke: A World in DangerTadashi Sawashima (1958)
Roughneck from Asama – Toshikazu Kono (1958)
A Spectacular ShowdownYasushi Sasaki (1959)
Echo in the MountainsMasahiro Makino (1959)
Forbidden CastleYasushi Sasaki (1959)
Lord Mito 2Sadatsugu Matsuda (1959)
Mighty ShosukeSadatsugu Matsuda (1960)
The Newcomer to ShimizuMasahiro Makino (1960)
The PiratesTadashi Sawashima (1960)
Yakuza of InaMasahiro Makino (1960)
Samurai VagabondsTadashi Sawashima (1960)
Musashi Miyamoto 1: Zen and SwordTomu Uchida (1961)
Festival of Swordsmen – Shigehiro Ozawa (1961)
Flowers on the RoadEiichi Kudo (1961)
Ako RoshiSadatsugu Matsuda (1961)
Musashi Miyamoto 2: Duel at Devil's Mask PassTomu Uchida (1962)
Knightly AdviceSadatsugu Matsuda (1962)
The Christian Revolt – Nagisa Oshima (1962)
Thirteen AssassinsEiichi Kudo (1963)
Duel of Blood and SandSadatsugu Matsuda (1963)
Kingdom of Jirocho 2Masahiro Makino (1963)
Kingdom of Jirocho 3Masahiro Makino (1963)
Musashi Miyamoto 3: Birth of the Two-Sword StyleTomu Uchida (1963)
Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai – Tadashi Imai (1963)
Musashi Miyamoto 4: Duel at Ichijoji TempleTomu Uchida (1964)
Vanquished FoesSadatsugu Matsuda (1964)
Musashi Miyamoto 5: The Final DuelTomu Uchida (1965)

The ravishingly beautiful Satomi Oka is my personal favorite of the Toel stable of classic jidai-geki actresses. With her round-cheeked face and big, expressive eyes, she was most frequently cast in sweet and demure roles, but she was at her best when allowed to be fiery and spirited, as in Duel of Blood and Sand and Forbidden Castle.

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