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June 10, 1977
|Agent|| BMG Japan (1997–1998/2006–present)|
Universal Music Japan (1998–2005)
BMG Japan (2006-2009)
Ariola Japan/Sony (2009-)
|Associated acts||Sayaka Kanda, Pierre Taki, Shunsuke Takeuchi|
Takako Matsu (松 たか子, Matsu Takako) (born June 10, 1977) also known as Takako Fujima (藤間 隆子, Fujima Takako) is a Japanese actress and pop singer.
Matsu was born to a family of buyō and kabuki actors, including her father Matsumoto Hakuō II, her mother and businesswoman Noriko Fujima, her uncle, Nakamura Kichiemon II, her elder brother Matsumoto Kōshirō X, her sister Kio Matsumoto, and stage director Kazuhisa Kawahara.[ citation needed ] She married guitarist and record producer Yoshiyuki Sahashi on December 28, 2007. Her married name is Takako Sahashi (佐橋隆子, Sahashi Takako). She has the name of Natori of the Matsumoto school of Nippon Buyō (Japanese dancing); Shodai Matsumoto Kōka (初代 松本 幸華, "Kōka Matsumoto the First"). She chose the surname "Matsu" to honor the family. In an interview, she and her siblings are close to their mother.
Matsu starred in her stage debut Ninjō-banashi: Bunshichi Mottoi at Kabuki-za. Her first television role was in the NHK Drama Hana no Ran and starred in the NHK drama Kura. Because Shirayuri Gakuen, her high school, prohibited working in the industry, she moved to Horikoshi High School. Matsu starred in the drama Long Vacation after matriculating to college. She had a supporting role, but established in full-scale her position, because the drama was a major hit. She hosted the 47th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen and debuted with the single "Ashita, Haru ga Kitara". She returned to the show as a singer on the last day of the year. In an interview with NHK, Matsu recalled the incident with her musical debut. She sang karaoke which was heard by the director who suggested she gave a song. Although she declined it and was not confident enough with the song, she accepted because she saw it as "[a] chance that not everyone got".In the same year, she starred in the drama Love Generation in a leading role. She starred in Hero . She published a photo essay book, Matsu no Hitorigoto, through Asahi Shimbun Publishers. She released "Toki no Fune" in September 2004, which was composed by Akeboshi. It is similar to the song, "A nine days' wonder", which was released after the "Toki no Fune" single. The single contained a cover of Akeboshi's "White Reply" previously recorded on her sixth album, Harvest Songs. Matsu won the Best Actress of the Year of the 29th Hochi Film Award and the 28th Japan Academy Prize at the same time for The Hidden Blade . In July 2006, she and Takuya Kimura starred in a special one-night edition of Hero. In October 2006, Matsu and Makoto Fujita starred in a weekly drama Yakusha Damashii. Matsu left the third concert tour in May 2007 to commemorate her tenth year as a singer. In her album Cherish You, the song "Ashita Haru ga Kitara" was redone to combine her voice on her youth. On November 27, 2014, Matsu revealed on her official website that she was pregnant with her first child. Her daughter was born on March 30, 2015 and had 3466 grams. On February 9, 2020, Matsu was called to join Idina Menzel, Aurora and eight more of Elsa's international dubbers to perform the song “Into the Unknown” at the 92nd Academy Awards. Every international performer sang one line of the song in a different languages, including Maria Lucia Rosenberg, Willemijn Verkaik, Carmen Sarahí, Lisa Stokke, Katarzyna Łaska, Anna Buturlina, Gisela and Wichayanee Pearklin. Matsu worked with the producers. Her third album, Sakura no Ame, Itsuka was released at Universal Music.
|1998||April Story||Uzuki Nireno|
|2004||The Hidden Blade||Kie|
|2006||The Uchoten Hotel||Hana Takemoto|
|Brave Story||Wataru (voice)|
|2007||Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad'||Mizue|
|2008||K-20: Legend of the Mask||Yoko Hashiba|
|The Tale connecting a Life||Narrator||Documentary|
|Imawano Kiyoshiro Naniwa Sullivan Show: Kando Saikō!!!||Concert film|
|2012||Dreams for Sale||Satoko Ichizawa|
|2014||The Little House||Tokiko Hirai|
|2015||A Farewell to Jinu||Akiko Amano|
|2018||Shottan, The Miracle||Yoshiko|
|It Comes||Kotoko Higa|
|2019||Masquerade Hotel||Maki Nagakura|
|2020||Last Letter||Yuri Kishibeno|
|2022||The Pass: Last Days of the Samurai||Osuga|
|1994||Hana no Ran||Tsubaki, Later, she was called Hino Tomiko||NHK, Taiga drama|
|1996||Long Vacation||Ryoko Okusawa||Fuji TV|
|1996||Hideyoshi||Cha cha, the second wife of Hideyoshi||NHK, Taiga drama|
|1996||Furuhata Ninzaburō||Saki Mōri||Fuji TV|
|1996||Who Did This to Someone like Me||Natsuko Iwasaki||Fuji TV|
|1997||Ryoma Goes||Sanako Chiba||TBS|
|1997||For I to be Myself||Hiroko Muranaka||Fuji TV|
|1997||Love Song of the Old Capital||Momoyo Naito||TBS|
|1997||Under One Roof||Miki Mochizuki||Fuji TV|
|1997||Spring Light||Ayako Tomita||NHK|
|1997||Love Generation||Riko Uesugi||Fuji TV|
|1998||Crow Carp||Kaoruko Yamashita||TBS|
|1998||Jinbē||Miku Takanashi||Fuji TV|
|1999||Open Tonight||Kanako Takamatsu||NTV|
|2000||Omiai Kekkon||Setsuko Nakatani||Fuji TV|
|2001||Hero||Maiko Amamiya, second lead role||Fuji TV|
|2001||Towards the Brighter Side, Towards the Brighter Side||Teru Kaneko (as Misuzu Kaneko)||TBS|
|2001||Chūshingura 1/47||Aguri (Yōzen-in)||Fuji TV|
|2002||Tokyo Story||Noriko Hirayama||Fuji TV, remake of "Tokyo Story"|
|2003||Always the Two of Us||Mizuho Tanimachi||Fuji TV|
|2004||Ryoma Goes||Okei Ōura||TV Tokyo|
|2005||Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika||Shinobu Yajima||TBS|
|2006||Hero (Special edition)||Maiko Amamiya||Fuji TV|
|2006||Yakusha Damashi! (役者魂!, Actor Spirit)||Hitomi Karasuyama||Fuji TV|
|2009-2011||Saka no Ue no Kumo||Tami Sakuma (Tami Akiyama)||NHK|
|2012||The Man of Destiny||Yuriko Yuminari||TBS|
|2014||Father's Back||Hitomiko Higuchi||TBS|
|2016||Usually the Best||Kazuko Kosuge||TBS|
|2017||Côte d'Azur Nﾟ10||Shimako Shibata||Wowow・Hulu|
|2019||No Side Manager||Maki Kimishima||TBS|
|2021||My Dear Exes (Omameda Towako to Sannin no Motootto)||Towako Omameda||Fuji TV, KTV|
|2017||Olaf's Frozen Adventure||Elsa|
|2018||Ralph Breaks the Internet||Elsa|
|2020||Elinor Wonders Why||Elinor|
|1996||The 47th Kōhaku Uta Gassen||Red team host||NHK|
|1997||The 48th Kōhaku Uta Gassen||Contestant||NHK|
|1999||The 50th Kōhaku Uta Gassen||Contestant||NHK|
|2017||The 68th Kōhaku Uta Gassen||Contestant||NHK|
|2019||Kingdom Hearts III||Elsa|
|1997||-||34th Golden Arrow Award for Newcomer Award & Broadcast Newcomer Award||Won|
|1997||Tokyo Weather||22nd Hochi Film Award for Best New Artist||Won|
|1997||-||1997 Elan d'or Awards for Newcomer of the Year & grand prix||Won|
|1997||-||New heroine '97 in Japan - No.1||Won|
|1998||-||12th Japan Gold Disc Award for Best New Artist of the Year||Won|
|1999||April Story||8th Japan Film Critics Circle Award for Actress Award||Won|
|1999||-||36th Golden Arrow Award for Play Award||Won|
|2000||-||21st Matsuo Entertainment Awards for Newcomer Award||Won|
|2000||Tengai no Hana & The Good Person of Szechwan||50th new face award of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award for Fine Arts in theater acting division||Won|
|2002||Akarui Hō e, Akarui Hō e||10th Hashida Prize||Won|
|2004||Noda Map: Oil||38th Kinokuniya Theater Award for Individual Award||Won|
|2004||The Hidden Blade||29th Hochi Film Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2005||The Hidden Blade||28th Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2005||-||43rd Golden Arrow Award for Play Award||Won|
|2006||Noda Map: Fake Crime and Punishment & The Caucasian Chalk Circle||13th Yomiuri Theater Awards for Best Actress||Nominated|
|2007||Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad||28th Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|2008||Hibari & Romance||7th Asahi Performing arts Prize||Won|
|2008||Hibari & Romance||15th Yomiuri Theater Awards for Best Actress||Won|
|2009||Villon's Wife||32nd Yamaji Fumiko Film Awards for Best Actress||Won|
|2009||Villon's Wife & K-20: Legend of the Mask||34th Hochi Film Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2009||Villon's Wife||22nd Nikkan Sports Film Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2010||Villon's Wife||83rd Kinema Junpo Best Ten for Best Actress||Won|
|2010||Villon's Wife||33rd Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Won|
|2010||Jane Eyre||35th Kikuta Kazuo Theater Prize for Theater grand-prix||Nominated|
|2011||Confessions||34th Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2011||Confessions||2nd Japan Theater staff Film Festival Award for Actress in a Leading Role Award||Won|
|2013||Dreams for Sale||34th Yokohama Film Festival for Best Actress||Won|
|2013||Dreams for Sale||22nd Tokyo Sports Film Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2013||Dreams for Sale||36th Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Nominated|
|2013||Dreams for Sale||27th Takasaki Film Festival Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2017||Quartet||7th Confidence Award for Best Actress||Won|
|2017||Quartet||92nd The Television Drama Academy Awards for Best Actress||Won|
|2018||The Adult Code||The Japan Gold Disc Award for Best 5 songs by download Award||Won|
|2018||Quartet||Confidence Award Drama Prize 2017 for Best Actress||Won|
|2018||Quartet||26th Hashida Prize||Won|
|2018||-||9th Iwatani Tokiko Award||Won|
Music Video/Concert DVD
|Title||Original publication date||Publisher||Category|
|Matsu no Hitorigoto (松のひとりごと, "Matsu's Soliloquy")||November 14, 2003|
(October 7, 2009)
|Asahi Shimbun Publications||Independent book|
|Chichi to Musume no Ōfukushokan (父と娘の往復書簡, "Correspondence between father and daughter") (with Kōshirō Matsumoto)||October 10, 2008|
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