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Mariko Kaga (加賀 まりこ (かが まりこ) Kaga Mariko, born December 11, 1943 in Tokyo, Japan), also known by her real name Masako Kaga (加賀 雅子 (かが まさこ) Kaga Masako), is a veteran actress who has been active in film and television since the 1960s. Kaga portrayed Kaede Domyoji in Hana Yori Dango, Hana Yori Dango Returns, and Hana Yori Dango Final.

Biography

Early life

Kaga was born on December 11, 1943 in Kanda-Ogawamachi (now Ogawamachi). From age eight, she was raised in Kagurazaka. Her father, Shiro Kaga (加賀 四郎 () ) was a producer at Daiei Film. She has an older brother whom grew up to become a producer like their father.[1]

Career

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At the age of seventeen, Kaga was scouted by director Masahiro Shinoda and Shuji Terayama while she was still in high school. She was given her stage name, Mariko, from Shotaro Akiyama.[2] Kaga made her film debut in Tears on the Lion's Mane in 1962.[1]

Selected filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Asunaro Hakusho Mitsuko Kakei
2002 Toshiie and Matsu Tatsu
2005 Hana Yori Dango Kaede Domyoji
2007 Hana Yori Dango Returns Kaede Domyoji
2011 Go Ohba no Tsubone
2014 Platonic Masako Yui
2015 5-ji Kara 9-ji Made: Watashi ni Koi Shita Obosan Hibari Hoshikawa
2017 Yasuragi no Sato Maya Mizutani
2018 Sakanoue Animal Clinic Story Chizu Komiya Episode 3
2019 Yasuragi no Toki: Michi Maya Mizutani
Heaven? Taeko Furuse / Mitsuyo Kuze Episode 7

Films

Year Title Role Notes
1962 Tears on the Lion's Mane Yuki
1964 Pale Flower Saeko
1965 With Beauty and Sorrow Keiko Sakami
1980 Yugure Made Yuko
1981 Muddy River Shoko Matsumoto
1982 Dotonbori River Yuki
1985 Haru no Kane
1987 Chochin Etsuko Machida
2008 Hana Yori Dango Final Kaede Domyoji
2011 Patisserie Coin de rue Yoshikawa
Kamisama no Karute Azumi Yukino

References

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