Actress Shima Iwashita (b. 1941)

Harakiri Under the Cherry Blossoms Kumokiri Nizaemon

The River Fuefuki – Keisuke Kinoshita (1960)
HarakiriMasaki Kobayashi (1962)
Assassination – Masahiro Shinoda (1964)
Dojo Yaburi: Samurai from Nowhere – Seiichiro Uchikawa (1964)
Sword of the BeastHideo Gosha (1965)
Red LionKihachi Okamoto (1969)
Double Suicide – Masahiro Shinoda (1969)
The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan – Masahiro Shinoda (1970)
Silence – Masahiro Shinoda (1971)
Under the Cherry Blossoms – Masahiro Shinoda (1975)
The Ballad of Orin – Masahiro Shinoda (1977)
Kumokiri NizaemonHideo Gosha (1978)
Gonza the Spearman – Masahiro Shinoda (1986)
Takeda Shingen – Sadao Nakajima (TV movie, 1991)
Owls' Castle – Masahiro Shinoda (1999)

(Key films outside the jidai-geki genre are listed in gray)

A beautiful actress skilled at playing cool, calculating temptresses, Shima Iwashita married director Masahiro Shinoda in 1967 and has served as his muse and collaborator ever since. Together the talented couple has produced such classics as Double Suicide, The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan and Under the Cherry Blossoms.

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