Playback ’04] Nakamura Shidou, who is in the middle of a love affair, talks about his “feelings” for Shinohara Tomoe in a direct interview with a reporter for this magazine. | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Playback ’04] Nakamura Shidou, who is in the middle of a love affair, talks about his “feelings” for Shinohara Tomoe in a direct interview with a reporter for this magazine.

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Shinohara chomping down on a delicious pork cutlet.

What did “FRIDAY” report 10, 20, and 30 years ago? In “Playback Friday,” we take a look back at the topics that made headlines back then. This time, we present “Nakamura Shido and Shinohara Tomoe’s handsome semi-living together” from the January 9 and 16, 2004 issues, 20 years ago.

Tomoe Shinohara (24 at the time), who took the world by storm in the late 1990s with her high-tension character and unique fashion, giving rise to the term “Shinorah,” and Shido Nakamura, a Kabuki actor who won all the best newcomer awards for his role in the 2003 movie “Ping Pong. Shido Nakamura (31 at the time), a Kabuki actor who had been rumored to be in the middle of a breakthrough as an actor. The two had long been rumored to be romantically involved.

The article was about a rumored love affair between Nakamura and Shido.

The first thing that comes to mind is that the actor is a bit of a jerk. It’s delicious!” You can almost hear them saying that.

The one with her mouth wide open, crunching on a pork cutlet is Tomoe Shinohara, a.k.a. Shinohara Shinohara. And then, of course, there’s Shido Nakamura standing by, gently watching over her.

After all, it is ……. I’m sure anyone who sees the two of them sitting at the counter together would think that they have a ♡♡ relationship, but …….

Rumors of Shido and Shinohara’s relationship began in March of 2003, and in August it was reported that the two were looking for a new house, and the media was all “Oh my God, they’re getting married! However, whenever Shidou was confronted by entertainment reporters in public, he would pass them off as “just good friends.

However, one night in early December, this magazine spotted Shido’s car coming out of the underground parking lot of Shinohara’s apartment building. It was Shido and Shinohara getting out of the car, which stopped near Meguro Station. They entered a nearby tonkatsu restaurant, which is the scene described above.

The magazine also witnessed the two shopping at a supermarket near Shinohara’s apartment and Shido returning home the next afternoon after spending the night at the apartment.

Is this really “just friends”? This magazine directly interviewed Shido near his home. Shido’s expression was stiff at first, but as it began to rain, he asked, “Why don’t we talk at the office? He invited us into his home and office, where we spent more than 30 minutes talking with him.

How did you get to know each other?

I didn’t like him to begin with (laughs). Whenever she came on, I would change the TV channel. Last February, she was in Naoto Takenaka’s play, and I met her for the first time at the launch. I met her for the first time at the launch of a play by Naoto Takenaka. She said to me with that kind of tension, “I’ve been a fan of yours for a long time,” and I thought, “I guess the real thing is noisy, too” (laughs). I thought, ‘The real thing is noisy, too.’ (Laughs.) Then she said, ‘I’ve never seen kabuki before,’ so I invited her to a performance in January.

At first, Shido spoke of Shinohara only as a “good friend. It seems that this was the case when they actually got to know each other. However, after they began to talk often, he began to reveal that he was attracted to Shinohara, who was smart and had a clear idea of what he wanted to do.

When did you start seeing each other frequently?

I think it was around the summer. I think we talk most often about what I want to do most and about myself in the future.

–That is, after all, a relationship, isn’t it? What kind of person is Mr. Shinohara?

I don’t want to sound like I have something stuck in my back teeth, but …… She is an important woman.

I don’t really want to blabber on,” he said, but he did give us a glimpse of his true feelings.

It is unclear when Shido and Shinohara broke up. However, Shido got married in June 2005 to Yuko Takeuchi (then 25), with whom he co-starred in the movie “I’m coming to meet you. Their first child was born in the same year, but they divorced in February 2008. He remarried in January 2003 to an ordinary woman. Currently, he is showing his performance as a Kabuki actor and actor.

Shinohara, on the other hand, although his media exposure has decreased, he has been steadily pursuing his earlier goal of becoming a designer.’ In 2001, he gained recognition for his work on Yumi Matsutoya’s stage costumes, and his work as a designer increased.” In 2010, he won silver and bronze awards in two categories at the New York ADC Awards, the world’s oldest international advertising awards, and is also internationally recognized.

The two designers, who are still active in their respective fields, had such a “point of contact.

Two people walk to their car after leaving a pork cutlet restaurant. Some people looked twice as they passed each other.
Shido said, “We used to go out a lot, but lately I’ve been so busy that I can only have dinner at my girlfriend’s house.
The two were at the supermarket buying ingredients for a nabe. Shido cooked the nabe and served it to her.
  • PHOTO Naoki Shimizu

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