Sayaka Okada, 29, is a model who is overwhelmingly popular in the M League, a professional mahjong league. She is also active in gravure and dominates the mahjong world as a too-beautiful female mahjong player, and it seems that she is also doing very well in her private life.
In mid-April, a handsome man entered a luxury apartment in a popular area of Tokyo lined with fashionable stores. Two hours after the man entered the room, shortly after midnight, the nine-headed beauty returned to the apartment by cab, and was Okada, who had finished her match in the ……M League.
The apartment is actually Okada’s home. Apparently, the handsome man has a duplicate key to Okada’s house.
Okada, who is very popular as a gravure idol and TV personality thanks to her excellent proportions, is also an accomplished mahjong player and belongs to the KADOKAWA Sakura Knights in the M League, where she contributed greatly to the team’s victory last season. Although he has only been a professional mahjong player for six years, he is highly regarded by the top professionals in the industry,” said an M League official.
Okada, who by his own admission and that of others is immersed in mahjong, was discovered dating Sho Shiratori (36), a handsome mahjong player who is also an M-Leaguer, in 2008. Since then, they have attracted attention as a couple officially approved by mahjong fans. In September 2009, she reported the breakup of her relationship with Shiratori on her SNS, but her latest partner was also a mahjong player.
In the afternoon of the day after the opening scene, a handsome man carrying a clutch bag came out of his room. He got on the train and headed for …… a certain mahjong parlor in Tokyo.
This handsome man is Taiyo Hamano, 30, a professional mahjong player. He has not yet been selected for the M League, but he is a promising young graduate of Keio University. Mahjong pros often meet each other at practice and tournaments, so he must have met Okada through his professional activities.
FRIDAY saw the two going out and coming back from the same room day after day. On one day, Hamano entered the apartment with both hands full of large luggage.
In late April, we directly interviewed Okada as he came out of the venue after a tournament in Tokyo.
What is it?
— “It’s with Taiyo Hamano.
Oh,” he said with a laugh.
–I saw Hamano-san leaving and returning from Okada-san’s home. You are in a relationship, right?
‘Yes. ……. Oh, sorry, I forgot something (at the convention center), so I’m going back.”
With these words, Okada left the reporters, and it was 30 minutes later when she appeared wearing a bright light blue coat that she had not worn earlier. He was being guarded by convention officials,
‘I’m sorry, you’ll have to talk to my office.’
He put his hands together in front of his face apologetically and got into a cab.
When we later contacted the office, they replied.
I will leave his private life to him,” he replied.
Okada himself also admitted to the office that he was in a relationship with Okada. Okada himself also said through the office that they were not living together and were not married.
We are not living together and have no plans to get married. We started dating after I parted ways with Shiratori.
The comment was made by Okada herself through her office.
The day when she and her handsome boyfriend will be competing on the M-League stage may be near.
From “FRIDAY” May 12 and 19, 2023 issue
PHOTO.： Takahiro Kagawa (Okada) Takayuki Ogawauchi (Hamano)