One night during GW, I encountered a large-scale location shoot in Asakusa (Taito Ward), which was packed with tourists. Surrounded by many staff members in a retro-looking building was Keiko Kitagawa (36), a sharp-eyed actress in an open-necked shirt.
Kitagawa was starring in the January season’s Monday 9 drama “The School of Themis – Legal Youth White Paper” (Fuji Television Network). She is also currently starring in NHK’s historical drama “Dousuru Ieyasu” as Oda Nobunaga’s younger sister, Oichi, and it seems that she has already started filming for a new drama.
At around 8:30 pm, filming was finished and Kitagawa came outside. She had probably changed from her costume to her casual clothes. She was dressed casually in a navy T-shirt and brown pants. She seemed to have removed her makeup, and although she looked almost completely clean, her round glasses, similar to the ones she wore in “The Goddess Classroom,” accentuated her gallant appearance.
Kitagawa quickly got into the car and headed home to her husband DAIGO (45) and their beloved daughter. The smile on her face as she left seemed to show how fulfilled she was on a daily basis.
From the May 26, 2023 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Takero Yui