The award winning TV movie, Mi wo Tsukushi Ryoricho (Devoted Cookbook), is returning for a sequel!
Keiko will reprise her role as Mio, the young woman who finds confidence in herself through cooking and competing with local chefs during the Edo period in Japan.
The sequel will focus more on Mio’s growth as a friend, professional chef, and woman in love. It’s spring time in 1814 and Mio’s restaurant, Tsuruya, is flourishing under her supervision. A new restaurant arrives to challenge Tsuruya’s credibility by claiming Mio steals their recipes and Mio must fight to protect her reputation. Noe, Mio’s childhood friend, is desperate to leave the red light district but her high level position as Oiran makes it difficult for Mio to help her. And if that isn’t enough stress, a disease rocks the city and hits close to home when Mio’s mentor falls ill.
Sounds like a blast!
Mi wo Tsukushi Ryoricho is one of my favorite Keiko movies and definitely worth a watch (or re-watch) before the sequel airs June 8th on TV Asahi at 9pm.
“Keiko Kitagawa – 10th Anniversary of an Honest Face”
The first appearance of the spirited actress, Kitagawa Keiko!
This year marks the actresses’ 10 year anniversary in the industry. To commemorate her 10th year anniversary, a photo book called “27” is now on sale to the public, and we hope you’ll enjoy it!!
Due to her overwhelmingly good looks, “Pretty” is the first word that comes to mind when admiring her! She’s admired by women as well of course by men. In her latest photo book, we’ve captured many of her “honest” moments on camera, please be sure to pick up a copy!
Q – What are your thoughts on reaching your 10th year anniversary in the entertainment industry?
Keiko – When I think about it I realize what a fun time it’s been, and also how long it’s really been. I had to use all my power to get to this point, and I would say in these last 10 years I’ve developed a lot of self-confidence. I’ve been giving it my all, so I guess you could say I’ve hardly noticed that 10 years have passed (laughs)
I just take each day as it comes, 1 by 1, and next thing I notice, a year has passed. Then two years pass. And now it’s been 10 whole years. When I hear that it’s already been 10 years, I think that’s a really long time, but then I consider that it’s probably gone by so quickly thanks to all the fans out there who have been supporting me and cheering me on.
Wow, what an amazing find! This is from Mew Azama’s participation in the 2006 Non-No Grand Prix. She would go on to win the competition and be contracted to the magazine for all of 2007 before moving to CanCam in 2008.