Aoyama 1:20 p.m.
In early November, I spotted a celebrity-looking woman on a main street in Shibuya Ward, lined with boutiques and famous restaurants. It was Christel Takigawa (44). She parked her beloved Mercedes Benz in a parking lot on the street and walked with her first son, who was born last year, pushing a stroller. The destination was a beauty salon.
The salon is owned by a famous hairdresser who is highly trusted by actresses Kuroki Hana and Maeda Atsuko, and Takihuri is a regular customer. This summer, it was reported that she and her husband, Shinjiro Koizumi, visited the salon for a haircut.
An hour later, a young man who looked like a staff member came out of the salon and went to Takihuri’s Mercedes Benz. He reset the parking meter and put in the fee.
A few minutes later, Takihikuri left the beauty salon pushing a stroller with her beloved son on it and got into her car. Her husband, who was once called a “candidate for future prime minister,” has now lost all centripetal power. However, Takikuri’s celebrity is still alive and well when she gets her hair cut at a famous beauty salon and has its staff do the parking for her.
From “FRIDAY” December 17, 2021 issue
Photography： Ippei Hara