Takako Fujima

Matsu Takako

  • Name: Matsu Takako
  • Native name: 松たか子
  • Given name: Fujima Takako
  • Also Known as: 藤間隆子, 初代松本幸華, Matsumoto Koka, 佐橋隆子, Sahashi Takako
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: June 10, 1977
  • Age: 46
Matsu Takako, born June 10, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese stage and screen actress and pop singer/songwriter.

She was born into a traditional Buyo house, and her Buyo name is Matsumoto Koka (Matsumoto Koka the First). Her father is Matsumoto Koshiro IX, Kabuki actor and head of the Buyo house; her uncle is Nakamura Kichiemon II; her older brother is Ichikawa Somegoro VII (now Matsumoto Koshiro X); her sister, six years her elder is Matsumoto Kio. Her mother's name is Matsumoto Noriko. She selected her last name as "Matsu" to honor her parents.

Matsu 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) for child part of main character Hino Tomiko in 1994, and starred in the NHK Drama "Kura". Because Shirayuri Gakuen, her high school, prohibited working in the industry, she was transferred to Horikoshi High School.

Matsu starred in the 1996 drama "Long Vacation" after her enrollment to Asia University. She later dropped out of college when the drama became a major hit, and this success led her to host the 47th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen and other opportunities. At the wrap-up ceremony of the drama "Long Vacation", Matsu sang karaoke which was heard by the director and suggested that she give singing a try. Though she refused at first, Matsu eventually accepted because she saw it as a chance that not everyone got. In 1997, she released the debut single "Ashita, Haru ga Kitara" and performed at the 48th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen.

The same year, she played the lead role of drama "Love Generation", starring Kimura Takuya. "Love Generation" also became a hit drama, receiving an average of viewership rating of 30.8%. Matsu and Kimura reunited again in another iconic drama "HERO" in 2001. "HERO" achieved the highest Japanese TV drama ratings record in 25 years with average viewership of 34.8% and spawned a TV Special, a sequel drama, and two featured films.

In 2013, Matsu dubbed for the role of Elsa in Japanese release of Disney's "Frozen" and sang the Japanese version of the theme song, Let It Go. Since 1997, Matsu has been active as a musician while working as an actress on both stage and screen. She has produced 22 singles and 13 albums, and held four national concert tours as of 2017.

Matsu Takako married the guitarist and record producer Sahashi Yoshiyuki on December 27, 2007. On November 27, 2014, Matsu revealed on her official website that she was pregnant with her first child, and gave birth to her daughter on March 30, 2015. Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 Matsuo Suzuki to 30-pun no Joyu 3
Japanese Drama, 2023, 2 eps
(Main Role)
2
Main Role
0.0
2022 Oliver na Inu, (Gosh!!) Konoyarou 2
Japanese Drama, 2022, 3 eps
(Support Role)
3
Support Role
6.8
2021 Omameda Towako to Sannin no Motootto
Japanese Drama, 2021, 10 eps
Omameda Towako (Main Role)
10
Omameda Towako
Main Role
8.2
2019 No Side Game
Japanese Drama, 2019, 10 eps
Kimijima Maki (Main Role)
10
Main Role
8.2
2017 Cote d’Azur No.10
Japanese Drama, 2017, 9 eps
Shibata Shimako (ep.1 - WOWOW) (Support Role)
9
Shibata Shimako (ep.1 - WOWOW)
Support Role
7.6
2017 Quartet
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Maki Maki (Main Role)
10
Main Role
8.2
2014 Oyaji no Senaka
Japanese Drama, 2014, 10 eps
Higuchi Touko [daughter] (Ep. 1) (Main Role)
10
Higuchi Touko [daughter] (Ep. 1)
Main Role
7.7
2012 Unmei no Hito
Japanese Drama, 2012, 10 eps
Yuminari Yuriko (Main Role)
10
Main Role
8.1
2009 Saka no Ue no Kumo
Japanese Drama, 2009, 13 eps
Akiyama Tami [Yoshifuru's wife] (Support Role)
13
Akiyama Tami [Yoshifuru's wife]
Support Role
7.9
2006 Yakusha Damashii
Japanese Drama, 2006, 11 eps
Karasuyama Hitomi (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.5
2003 Itsumo Futari de
Japanese Drama, 2003, 11 eps
Tanimachi Mizuho (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.3
2001 Hero
Japanese Drama, 2001, 11 eps
Amamiya Maiko (Main Role)
11
Amamiya Maiko
Main Role
8.0
2000 Omiai Kekkon
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
Nakatani Setsuko (Main Role)
11
Main Role
6.8
1998 Jinbe
Japanese Drama, 1998, 11 eps
Takanashi Miku (Main Role)
11
Takanashi Miku
Main Role
6.8
1997 Love Generation
Japanese Drama, 1997, 11 eps
Uesugi Riko (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.6
1997 Hitotsu Yane no Shita 2
Japanese Drama, 1997, 12 eps
Mochizuki Miki (Support Role)
12
Mochizuki Miki
Support Role
7.8
1996 Konna Watashi ni Dare ga Shita
Japanese Drama, 1996, 10 eps
Iwasaki Natsuko (Support Role)
10
Iwasaki Natsuko
Support Role
6.0
1996 Long Vacation
Japanese Drama, 1996, 11 eps
Okusawa Ryoko (Support Role)
11
Okusawa Ryoko
Support Role
8.2
1996 Hideyoshi
Japanese Drama, 1996, 49 eps
Cha-cha (Support Role)
49
Cha-cha
Support Role
8.0
1995 Kura
Japanese Drama, 1995, 6 eps
Tanouchi Retsu (Main Role)
6
Main Role
10.0
1994 Hana no Ran
Japanese Drama, 1994, 37 eps
Hino Tomiko [Child] (Support Role)
37
Hino Tomiko [Child]
Support Role
7.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2022 The Zen Diary
Japanese Movie, 2022,
Machiko (Main Role)
Machiko
Main Role
7.4
2022 The Pass: Last Days of the Samurai
Japanese Movie, 2022,
Suga (Support Role)
Suga
Support Role
6.8
2020 Last Letter
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Yuri Kishibeno (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2019 Masquerade Hotel
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Katagiri Yoko | Nagakura Maki (Support Role)
Katagiri Yoko | Nagakura Maki
Support Role
7.7
2018 It Comes
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Higa Kotoko (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2018 Hard Core
Japanese Movie, 2018,
[A woman in the bar] (Support Role)
[A woman in the bar]
Support Role
6.8
2018 Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Yoshiko Kajima (Support Role)
Yoshiko Kajima
Support Role
7.6
2015 Hero
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Amamiya Maiko (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2015 A Farewell to Jinu
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Amano Akiko (Support Role)
Amano Akiko
Support Role
7.1
2014 The Little House
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Hirai Tokiko (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2012 Dreams for Sale
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Ichizawa Satoko (Main Role)
Ichizawa Satoko
Main Role
7.3
2011 Ooshikamura Soudouki
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Oi Mie (Support Role)
Oi Mie
Support Role
6.6
2010 Confessions
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Moriguchi Yuko (Main Role)
Main Role
8.4
2009 Villon's Wife
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Sachi (Main Role)
Sachi
Main Role
7.4
2008 K-20: Legend of the Mask
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Hashiba Yoko (Main Role)
Hashiba Yoko
Main Role
7.4
2007 Hero
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Amamiya Maiko (Main Role)
Amamiya Maiko
Main Role
7.8
2007 Tokyo Tower: Mom & Me, and Sometimes Dad
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Mizue (Support Role)
Mizue
Support Role
7.7
2006 The Uchoten Hotel
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Takemoto Hana (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2004 The Hidden Blade
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Kie (Main Role)
Kie
Main Role
7.8
2003 9 Souls
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Yuki (Support Role)
Yuki
Support Role
7.4
1998 Love Generation Hong Kong
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Uesugi / Riko (Bit part)
Uesugi / Riko
Bit part
8.0
1998 April Story
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Nireno Uzuki (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1997 Tokyo Biyori
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Mizutani (Support Role)
Mizutani
Support Role
7.7
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 ProPilot2.0 Talk
Japanese Special, 2022, 1 eps
(Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
2020 Switch
Japanese Special, 2020, 1 eps
Tsutaya Madoka (Main Role)
1
Tsutaya Madoka
Main Role
7.6
2016 Futsu ga Ichiban: Sakka Fujisawa Shuhei Chichi no Hitokoto
Japanese Special, 2016, 1 eps
1
Main Role
7.0
2006 Hero SP
Japanese Special, 2006, 1 eps
Amamiya Maiko (Support Role)
1
Amamiya Maiko
Support Role
7.6
2005 Hiroshima Showa Nijuunen Hachigatsu Muika
Japanese Special, 2005, 1 eps
Yajima Shinobu (Main Role)
1
Main Role
8.0
2002 To a Brighter Place
Japanese Special, 2002, 1 eps
Kaneko Misuzu (Main Role)
1
Kaneko Misuzu
Main Role
4.0
2001 Chushingura 1/47
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
Aguri / Yozen-in (Support Role)
1
Aguri / Yozen-in
Support Role
7.5
1999 Konya wa Eigyouchu
Japanese Special, 1999, 1 eps
Takamatsu Kanako (Support Role)
1
Takamatsu Kanako
Support Role
7.4
1997 Boku ga Boku de Aru Tame ni
Japanese Special, 1997, 1 eps
Muranaka Hiroko (Support Role)
1
Muranaka Hiroko
Support Role
7.2
1997 Ryouma ga Yuku
Japanese Special, 1997, 2 eps
Chiba Sanako (Support Role)
2
Chiba Sanako
Support Role
8.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2021 Ikinari Honyomi!
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 4 eps
(Ep. 2) (Main Role)
4
(Ep. 2)
Main Role
10.0
2021 VS Damashii
Japanese TV Show, 2021, 58 eps
(Ep. 14) (Guest)
58
(Ep. 14)
Guest
8.3
2015 Kanjam Kanzennen Show
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 400 eps
(Ep. 94) (Guest)
400
(Ep. 94)
Guest
0.0
2015 Nichiyobi no Hatsumimi Gaku
Japanese TV Show, 2015, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
0.0
2012 Ningen Kansatsu Variety Monitoring
Japanese TV Show, 2012, 400 eps
(Ep. 193) (Guest)
400
(Ep. 193)
Guest
8.0
2010 Arashi ni Shiyagare
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 460 eps
(Ep. 165) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 165)
Guest
8.5
2009 A-Studio+
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 810 eps
(Ep. 90, 551) (Guest)
810
(Ep. 90, 551)
Guest
10.0
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 600 eps
(Ep. 68, 158, 407) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 68, 158, 407)
Guest
8.3
2008 Himitsu no Arashi-chan
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 211 eps
(Ep. 157) (Guest)
211
(Ep. 157)
Guest
8.5
2004 Cinemaholic
Japanese TV Show, 2004, 56 eps
(Guest)
56
Guest
0.0
1998 Jounetsu Tairiku
Japanese TV Show, 1998, 1236 eps
(Ep. 168) {Aug 26, 2001} (Guest)
1236
(Ep. 168) {Aug 26, 2001}
Guest
8.0
1996 King's Brunch
Japanese TV Show, 1996, 1214 eps
(20081220) (Guest)
1214
(20081220)
Guest
0.0
1994 Guru Guru Ninety Nine
Japanese TV Show, 1994, 1 eps
[Gochi] (S21E1) (Guest)
1
[Gochi] (S21E1)
Guest
0.0
1986 MUSIC STATION
Japanese TV Show, 1986, 1328 eps
[Performer] (Guest)
1328
[Performer]
Guest
8.1
1964 Music Fair
Japanese TV Show, 1964, 3000 eps
(Guest)
3000
Guest
7.0
1951 Kouhaku Uta Gassen
Japanese TV Show, 1951, 73 eps
[Akagumi Captain] (Ep. 47) | (Ep. 48, 50, 68) (Main Host)
73
[Akagumi Captain] (Ep. 47) | (Ep. 48, 50, 68)
Main Host
7.8
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Matsu Takako

Takako Fujima
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  • First Name: Takako
  • Family Name: Fujima
  • Native name: 松たか子
  • Also Known as: 藤間隆子, 初代松本幸華, Matsumoto Koka, 佐橋隆子, Sahashi Takako
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: June 10, 1977
  • Age: 46

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