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The title of this article is conjectural. Although it is based on canonical information, the actual name is conjecture and may be supplanted at any time by additional information.

Okawahara (大河原 (おおかわはら) Ōkawahara)[1] was the mother of Shigeru Okawahara. Through marrying her husband, she became a member of the wealthy Okawahara family. She and her husband arranged an engagement between their daughter and Tsukasa Domyoji, though it was later canceled.

Biography

She married into the Okawahara family, a prominent rich family in Japan. They had ties to an American oil company.[2] Their daughter Shigeru was eighteen when they arranged an engagement between her and Tsukasa Domyoji, heir to Domyoji Group. She was particularly keen in having the two marry soon, telling Kaede Domyoji "We don't really mind if they marry while they're still in school."[3] After Shigeru and Tsukasa started dating, her mother suggested that she moved in with his family once she started college to train to be a "good wife." She also said that they could marry while they were still in college if they did not want to wait.[4]

After returning from their villa, Shigeru became depressed and stopped going to school. Okawahara asked her daughter if something had happened with Tsukasa and if Tsukushi Makino was behind it. Shigeru became angry and said "You may be my mother, but if you criticize Tsukushi I won't forgive you." She then asked her mother to call off the engagement.[5] The Okawaharas' and Tsukasa later both ended up requesting for it to be called off.[6]

Physical appearance

Okawahara was a pretty woman in her middle age with similar looks to Kaede. Her was of a darker color, likely brown or black. To the engagement meeting, she wore a traditional Japanese kimono and wore her hair in the traditional style as well. She dressed much the same way during her day-to-day life.

Personality and traits

She was a cordial person with an easy-going attitude. Okawahara was unperturbed by Tsukasa's rude remarks and seemed unfazed at her daughter's initial resistance to an engagement. She instead laughed and called Shigeru and Tsukasa "kindred spirits already."

Behind the scenes

Character notes

Portrayals

Shigeru's mother in the anime

  • Okawahara appears in the Boys Over Flowers anime episode "I Will Tame You!!" and is voiced by Miyuki Nikaido (二階堂 美由紀 () ). She appears by herself without her husband. Like in the manga, she jokes about Shigeru and Tsukasa being "birds of a feather" and talks happily about the engagement with Kaede. Shigeru later mentions her mother's suggestion for her train to be housewife by living with Tsukasa. Though she is not mentioned again, it can be assumed that she attends the couple's wedding which turns out to be a ruse orchestrated by Shigeru.

Lin Pei Jun as Xiao Zi's mother

  • Lin Pei Jun (林珮君) portrays He Yuan Zi's mother in two episodes of the Taiwanese drama, Meteor Garden (2001). In episode ten, she and her husband arrange their daughter's engagement to Dao Ming Si with Dao Ming Feng's help. Xiao Zi's mother agrees to break it off for her daughter in the following episode. After starting an expensive project with Feng, Xiao Zi's parents arrange for her to marry Si again though it too is called off.

Mrs. Okawahara (right) in Returns

  • Yumi Mitani (三谷 侑未 () ) plays Okawahara in three episodes of Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007). In the third episode, her family attends a dinner with the Domyoji family to celebrate Shigeru's and Tsukasa's engagement. She later attends another dinner, where Shigeru suddenly cancels the engagement. Mitani has no lines in her appearances.
  • She is played by Won Jong-rye (원종례) in Boys Over Flowers (2009).[7]

Appearances

References

See also


Boys Over Flowers characters
Main characters

Tsukasa Domyoji | Rui Hanazawa | Tsukushi Makino | Akira Mimasaka | Sojiro Nishikado

Supporting characters

Seinosuke Amakusa | Kazuya Aoike | Yuriko Asai | Erika Ayuhara | Kaede Domyoji | Tsubaki Domyoji
Ryusuke Hayama | Sara Hinata | Amon Kunisawa | Ayano Kurimaki | Chieko Makino | Haruo Makino
Susumu Makino | Yuki Matsuoka | Umi Nakajima | Nakatsuka | Kiyonaga Narumiya | Nishida
Shigeru Okawahara | Junpei Oribe | Shingo Oribe | Sakurako Sanjo | Tama | Thomas | Shizuka Todo
Minako Yamano | Matsutaro Yoshimatsu

Minor characters

Aki and Chimura | Akira's girlfriend | Akira's father | Akira's mother | Beautician | Bob | Cindy
Kaede's sister | Makiko Endo | Junko Ekuni | Gen | Giuseppe | Jody Grand | Junpei's mother | Harumi and Mako
Hatta | Hirayama | Hiroko | Hiromi | Hiromi | Hiroshi | Mayumi Isoda | Iwatsuki | Kimoto | Kirishima | Kobayashi
Koga | Kazuko Kubo | M | Maekawa | Sonoko Maekawa | Rio Makise | Makoto | Makoto | Jean P. Mayol | Mayuko
Midori | Miho | Mika | Emu and Memu Mimasaka | Mina | Mikihisa Minami | Misawa | Miya | Eri Miyazawa
Piromichi Nakano | New York enterpriser | Shoichiro Nishikado | Noriko | Hideki Oe | Akira Onagisa | Ozawa
Principal | Proprietress | Rie | Rika | Risako | Rui's father | Rui's mother | Saito | Sakurako's grandmother
Seinosuke's father | Shigeru's father | Shigeru's mother | Shingo's girlfriend | Shiori | Shizuka's parents
Arthur Smith | Sojiro's brother | Sojiro's father | Sojiro's mother | Sugiyama | Tama's husband | Teacher
Toda | Tome | Tsubaki's ex-boyfriend | Tsubaki's husband | Tsukasa's grandfather | Tsukasa's father
Ueno | Viola | Yatchan | Yoshida | Eisuke Yoshida | Yuki's father | Yuki's mother | Yuki's sister




Hana Yori Dango (2005) characters
Main characters

Tsukasa Domyoji | Rui Hanazawa | Tsukushi Makino | Akira Mimasaka | Sojiro Nishikado

Supporting characters

Yuriko Asai | Erika Ayuhara | Kaede Domyoji | Tsubaki Domyoji | Sara Hinata | Kazu Kaburagi | Ayano Kurimaki
Chieko Makino | Haruo Makino | Susumu Makino | Yuki Matsuoka | Umi Nakajima | Nishida | Shigeru Okawahara
Sakurako Sanjo | Sachiyo Sengoku | Tama | Shizuka Todo | Ken Uchida | Minako Yamano

Minor characters

Akira's mother | Takayuki Kimoto | Jean P. Mayol | Emu and Memu Mimasaka | Mysterious gentleman
Nakatsuka | Nakatsuka's date | Shoichiro Nishikado | Junpei Oribe | Ryuji | Sara's fiancé | Shigeru's father
Shigeru's mother | Arthur Smith | Sonny | Toyama | Tsubaki's husband | Tsukasa's father | Minako Yamanaka
Yuki's father | Yuki's mother