KINUE OSHIMA is a shite actor of the Kita school and daughter of Oshima Noh Theatre head, Masanobu Oshima. She studied both with her grandfather, Oshima Hisami as well as her father. She graduated from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music where she studied the instruments of noh. In 1998, she became the first Kita school female member of the Noh Performers’ Association. She has taught at the National Art Academy of Taiwan and has joined Kita school performing tours to the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Bulgaria, and the Baltic Countries. In 2005, she was awarded the Hiroshima Prefectural Culture Award. She also teaches noh in several universities and high schools in Hiroshima.