Matsu Takako

Matsu Takako, born June 10, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese actress and pop singer/songwriter.

She was born into a traditional buyo house, and her buyo name is Matsumoto Koka. Her father is Matsumoto Koshiro IX, kabuki actor and head of the buyo house; her uncle is Kichiemon Nakamura II; her older brother is Somegoro Ichikawa VII; her sister, six years her elder is Matsumoto Kiyo. Her mother's name is Matsumoto Noriko. She selected her last name as "Matsu" to honor her parents. In one interview, she notes that she and her two brothers are relatively close to her mother. Her highest education is Asia University, from which she did not graduate.

Takako debuted in theater when she was sixteen years old, in Ninjo Hanashi Bun Nana Motoyu (Emotions Inscribed in Seven Hair-tying Paper Cords) at Tokyo Kabuki-za in 1993. Her first lead role in television was in the NHK Drama Hana no Ran (War of Roses) in 1994. Afterwards, she increased in succession the number of lead role appearances in theater and television drama, becoming preeminent as a young actress.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2017
10
Maki Maki Main Role
8.5
2014
10
[Daughter #2] Main Role
7.6
2012
10
Yuminari Yuriko Supporting Role
8.3
2009
13
Akiyama Tami Supporting Role
8.5
2006
11
Karasuyama Hitomi Main Role
7.6
2006
1
Amamiya Maiko Guest Role
7.7
2005
1
Yajima Shinobu Main Role
8.6
2003
11
Tanimachi Mizuho Main Role
6.9
2001
1
Aguri (later Yozeiin) Supporting Role
8.0
2001
11
Amamiya Maiko Main Role
8.0
2000
11
Nakatani Setsuko Main Role
7.0
1998
11
Main Role
6.3
1997
11
Uesugi Riko Main Role
7.6
1997
12
Mochizuki Miki Supporting Role
7.9
1997
1
Muranaka Hiroko Supporting Role
6.9
1996
11
Okusawa Ryoko Supporting Role
8.1
1994
37
Main Role
8.0

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2015
Amamiya Maiko Main Role
7.8
2015
Amano Akiko Supporting Role
7.0
2014
Hirai Tokiko Main Role
7.8
2012
wife Main Role
7.4
2011
Oi Mie Supporting Role
N/A
2010
Moriguchi Yuko Main Role
8.6
2009
Sachi Main Role
7.5
2008
Yoko Hashiba Supporting Role
7.3
2007
Amamiya Maiko Supporting Role
7.9
2007
Mizue Supporting Role
8.1
2006
Takemoto Hana Main Role
7.5
2004
Kie Main Role
8.0
2003
Yuki Supporting Role
7.0
2001
Aguri (later Yozeiin) Supporting Role
7.4
1999
Takamatsu Supporting Role
8.0
1998
Nireno Uzuki Main Role
7.1
1997
Mizutani Supporting Role
7.0

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Details

  • Name:

    Matsu Takako
  • Native name:

    松たか子
  • Given name:

    Fujima Takako
  • Also Known as:

    Matsumoto Koka;
  • Nationality:

    Japanese
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Born:

    June 10, 1977
  • Age:

    40

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