A beautiful couple leaves an upscale shabu-shabu restaurant in Tokyo. Even though it was past 11:00 p.m., their hands were firmly linked as they wore sunglasses and had the aura of a big shot. The couple got into a black SUV and headed for the man’s house.
The couple, DAIGO (43) and Keiko Kitagawa (35), were caught by this magazine in December 2002, on a rare date before their marriage.
About a year after the date, the couple entered the marriage ceremony. They have been known as a couple of mandarin ducks since their honeymoon period, and their first daughter was born in September 2008.
Kitagawa, who has built a happy family with DAIGO, has had a long career in the entertainment industry: she made her modeling debut in the fashion magazine “Seventeen” in 2003 while still in high school, and appeared in the TV drama “Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon” (Chubu Nippon Broadcasting Co., Ltd.). Since then, she has been active in a number of productions, including NHK’s historical drama “Saigodon” and the movie “I Just Dropped My Phone. We would like to introduce Kitagawa’s overwhelming charm through her treasured photos.
A dash that shows no signs of childcare fatigue!
With a large bag slung over her shoulder, Kitagawa runs as hard as she can! This June, filming for the drama “Ricocatu” (TBS) was taking place near the Kaminarimon gate in Asakusa, Tokyo.
Kitagawa’s role is that of an editor of a fashion magazine, and she is beautifully dressed in a striped shirt and a long kimari-colored skirt.
After giving birth to her first daughter in September 2008, she has been training at a personal gym for celebrities. Her husband, DAIGO, as well as Kitagawa’s parents support her in childcare. Even so, Ms. Kitagawa is always worried about looking good on camera, wondering if she is not getting enough sleep or if her fatigue is showing on her face.
Even though she was exhausted, Kitagawa managed to film a number of running scenes. Even though she was exhausted, Kitagawa managed to film several running scenes.
Looking sharp at the launch party
The viewer rating for the last episode was 12.6%. The ratings for the last episode were 12.6%. I really wanted a higher number, but we kept the ratings in double digits for the entire episode. It was an excellent performance.
This is what a source at NTV said about the drama “Ie Uru Onna no Gyakushou” (NTV) that aired from January to March 2007. Kitagawa plays a talented real estate saleswoman who boldly states, “There is no house I can’t sell! This is a comedy drama in which a talented real estate saleswoman, played by Kitagawa, says, “There is no house I can’t sell! The first series aired in 2004, and Kitagawa’s performance became the talk of the town.
I witnessed the launch of the show at a dining bar in Ginza on a night in March 2007, when the first party ended at 9:30 p.m. and the cast and crew left one after another. Among the crowd, I saw Kitagawa wearing large sunglasses. She was wearing a black jacket, pants, and stiletto heels, while many celebrities wore casual clothes for the launch. While the other performers were standing on the street talking, she coolly got into the pickup car.
The high viewership ratings have given us a boost to produce the sequel. I heard that the station wants to make it into a series, like “Doctor X” from TV Asahi. I want Kitagawa to say, “There’s no rating I can’t achieve! I want her to say that!
Touching advice given to young people
In November this year, I saw Kitagawa in Omotesando, Tokyo. An hour later, Kitagawa appeared with a staff member, holding a document in her hand and talking with the staff with a serious expression on her face.
On November 7, she was a presenter at the “Star☆Audition” organized by her agency, and gave these words to the young man who won the Grand Prix.
The office is like a family and the staff is warm. （Even if I make my debut in the entertainment industry, I won’t be alone and I don’t think I’ll fall behind.
This is the kind of passionate advice that she is known for. Now a mother of one, she seems to be leading a fulfilling life in her work and private life.
Photography： Yuri Adachi, Takero Yatsuka, Masaaki Saito, Shinji Sakamoto, Keisuke Nishi, Kojiro Yamada photo： Afro