Sadayakko – Sada Yacco

Sadayakko or Sada Yacco as Orieko (Ophelia), 1903 | src wikimedia commons
Sadayakko or Sada Yacco (1871-1946) as Orieko or Orié (Ophelia) in Hamlet, 1903 | src wikimedia commons

Sadayakko (貞奴), also Sada Yacco, was the stage name of the first Japanese actress and dancer, derived from a combination of her real name, Sada Koyama, and her geisha name, Yakko.

Sada Yacco dans le rôle d'Oriye, l'Ophélie japonaise: scène de la folie. | src Flickr
Sada Yacco dans le rôle d’Oriye, l’Ophélie japonaise: scène de la folie. | src Flickr
Sada Yacco, 1902. © Futaba Museum 二葉館 | src futabakan.jp
Sada Yacco, 1902. © Futaba Museum [ 二葉館 ], former residence of Sadayakko Kawakami. | src futabakan.jp

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