I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Murasaki-Ayano1Ayano Murasaki is a Japanese adult video (AV) performer. Born on March 29, 1969, she made her adult video debut in late 2003 at the age of 34.

The market for such “mature woman” or “madame” actresses appeared in Japanese porn films in the mid-1990s and the genre was popularized in AV in the late 1990s by director Goro Tameike. By mid-2010 the market for mature videos had grown to the point where the major Japanese video distributor DMM listed over 14,000 items with the mature keyword. Murasaki appeared in such “mature woman” videos for the KMP Million Madams label and for Madonna, an AV studio specializing in the genre.

In 2005, Murasaki received an adult film best actress award for Million Madam and in 2006 Murasaki was recognized by the AV industry and fans by being nominated for Best Mature Actress at the Adult Broadcasting Awards for her performances in the 2005 broadcast year on Japanese adult TV.