Yoshibumi Tajima

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Yoshibumi Tajima
Yoshibumi Tajima as Kumayama in Mothra vs. Godzilla
Born August 4, 1918
Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Died September 10, 2009
Occupation Actor
Notable role(s) Iseki, Sakata, Gen Ryusho, Tabata, Saburo Amano, Kumayama,
Zenichi Tada, Murata, Hirai, Sugiyama, Hidaka
First work Beyond Love and Hatred (1951)
Notable work Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
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Yoshibumi Tajima (田島 義文 (よしぶみ),   Tajima Yoshibumi),[1] also identified as Yoshifumi Tajima (田島 義文 (よしふみ),   Tajima Yoshifumi),[2][3] was a Japanese actor. Tajima began acting in films in the 1950s, and continued appearing in film and television productions until the late 1980s. Tajima is perhaps best known for his numerous appearances in Toho's tokusatsu productions in the Showa era. Tajima's best-known roles include Kumayama in Mothra vs. Godzilla and the recurring character Seki from Ultra Q. Tajima's last film role was in The Return of Godzilla in 1984, though he continued acting on television for the rest of the decade. Tajima passed away of esophageal cancer at the age of 91 on September 10, 2009.

Selected filmography


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  • Motoyama, Sho; Matsunomoto, Kazuhiro; Asai, Kazuyasu; Suzuki, Yoshitaka; Kato, Masashi (28 September 2012). Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. villagebooks. ISBN 978-4-86491-013-2.
  • Tanaka, Tomoyuki (20 December 1993). Definitive Edition Godzilla Introduction (10th ed.). Shogakukan. ISBN 4-09-220142-7.
  • Sugita, Hiroki; Sasaki, Suguru; Toya, Koichi; Kamatsu, Tadashi, eds. (10 December 1993). Encyclopedia of Godzilla (Mechagodzilla Edition). Gakken. ISBN 4-05-600174-X.


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