Shihori Kanjiya (Actress)

Shihori Kanjiya

Shihori Kanjiya is a Japanese television and film actress from Tokyo.

Kanjiya was discovered as a middle school student by talent scouts at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo and then attended Otsuka Women’s University before leaving early to pursue her acting career.

Native name
貫地谷しほり (KANJIYA Shihori)
Arakawa, Tokyo
December 12, 1985 (age 30)
5' 1" (156 cm)
Blood type
Films, TV dramas
ABP Inc.


  • Kanjiya is an exceedingly rare family name. According to a Kyūshū Sports newspaper report, there were only 6 families using it as of February 2007. Out of those, the majority of those are her father's relatives in Hiroshima Prefecture.
  • The name Shihori was chosen by her mother. She was a fan of the rock band Southern All Stars and their 13th single "Shiori no Tēma" (Shiori's Theme). However, a Seimei Handan reading of the written kanji for Shiori (栞) eventually led her to change it to Shihori (しほり). Seimei Handan a Japanese system used to tell someone's fortune based on the way their name is written.

Filmography as actor

Year Movie Role
2015 The Mourner Mishio Sakatsuki
2014 Until the Day Comes Junko Takamine
2014 The Vancouver Asahi Betty Miyyake, Tom's wife
2014 The Snow White Murder Case Yuko Tanimura, Miki's childhood friend
2014 The Great Shu Ra Ra Bon Touko Fujimiya, Ryosuke’s teacher
2013 Angel Home Mako
2012 Paikaji Nankai Sakusen Apa
2011 Train Brain Express Azusa Soma
2010 Golden Slumber
2009 Our Wonderful Days
2009 Parade Kotomi Okochi
2009 The Boat
2009 The Triumphant General Rouge Shoko Kisaragi
2008 The Code Hitomi Shishido
2007 Aozora no Roulette Kanako
2007 The Bandage Club
2007 Love Never To End Tatako Murao
2006 Night Time Picnic Rika Goto
2005 The Last Love Song on This Little Planet Akemi
2005 Funky Forest: The First Contact N~gyaba
2005 Dead Waves Runa
2004 Swing Girls Yoshie Saito (Trumpet)
2004 Survive Style 5+ Kaho Kobayashi

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  • Clip: Shihori Kanjiya stops by Meringue no Kimochi

    Here’s another one for the ever-growing “nobody cares but me” file. One of my favorite young actresses, Shihori Kanjiya (Survive Style 5+, Swing Girls), was recently a guest on the uber...

    8 years ago
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    Review: Swing Girls

    Director Shinobu Yaguchi is not one to shy away from winning formulas. In the 90s he had a run of tough-luck films in which a chain of events ranging anywhere from unlikely to downright ridiculous...

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Last Updated 25 Feb 2014 at 10:30