Oscar-winning costume designer Wada Emi dies

The Japanese costume designer Wada Emi has died. She was 84 years old.

Wada was born in Kyoto. She began her career by making costumes for theater plays directed by her husband.

Wada designed costumes for many international films. She won an Academy Award for costume design in 1986 for her work on Kurosawa Akira's film "Ran".

Wada also won an Emmy Award in 1993 for outstanding individual achievement in costume design.

She continued to work in her 80s.