Japanese actress who played the title role within the 1997 animated film Princess Mononoke. She was created in Nagoya, Aichi and her debut as an celebrity is at the 1990 film, Gokudo no Onna-tachi: Saigo no Tatakai. She also became a well-known essayist. Her more youthful sister is celebrity Hikari Ishida. She performed Princess Mononoke inside a 1997 dream adventure cartoon film which was written and aimed by Hayao Miyazaki.