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"She's very beautiful, but she seems a little cold. I wonder why wealthy people seem so alike."
Tsukushi's description of her[src]

Nishikado (西門 (にしかど) ) was the wife of the former Grand Master of the Nishikado tea ceremony school. They had three sons together, including Shoichiro and Sojiro. She and her husband had a strained relationship, likely because of his infidelity. Their first son, Shoichiro, left the family which resulted in Sojiro becoming the heir.


Adult life

Nishikado had three sons, including Shoichiro and Sojiro with her husband. He was the Grand Master of the Nishikado family's tea ceremony school. Their relationship became strained, resulting in them arguing often. He kept a mistress, which she seemed to tolerate. By the time Sojiro was in high school, Shoichiro had left the family. Sojiro was expected to inherit the school, leading his mother to ask him to take his father's place at tea ceremonies.[1] In his third year, Sojiro's mother met his old friend Sara Hinata nearby and invited her inside. She informed Sojiro of this after he introduced her to Tsukushi Makino. She acted courteous to her and Rui Hanazawa. As she walked away, Sojiro suddenly yelled "Don't try and pull anything behind my back!"[2] In college, Sojiro formally inherited the family's tea ceremony school.[3]

Physical appearance

Tsukushi thought her "very beautiful."[2] Nishikado had soft features with slight lines around her eyes, denoting her age. She had dark hair pulled up into a traditional Japanese style. Nishikado always kimono, likely due to her status as the wife of a Grand Master.

Personality and traits

Upon meeting her, Tsukushi described Nishikado as "a little cold."[2] She took special care to hide the family's dysfunction in front of strangers. Sometimes the façade fell in front of her family, though she still did not reveal anything. Nishikado had a strained relationship with her husband, whom had a mistress. Though they often argued when they were younger, she appeared to have accepted his infidelity later on. Her relationships with her sons were also likely strained.

Behind the scenes

Character notes

  • She first appears in the Sojiro-centric chapter, "Story of an Encounter".
  • Sojiro's mother is briefly mentioned in Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007). Similar to the manga, her elder son leaves the family due to pressure. He also cuts off contact with them.
  • In Meteor Garden (2018), Xi Men (Sojiro) describes his parents marriage as a "lie". Despite being unhappy in her marriage, she wishes to keep up appearances. It is hinted that her husband cheats on her since he does not come home some nights. Xi Men often catches his mother crying.


Kavin's mother (right)



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
Fortuneteller | Kaede's sister | Makiko Endo | Junko Ekuni | Gen | Giuseppe | Jody Grand | Junpei's friend
Junpei's mother | Mike Hall | Harumi and Mako | Hatta | Hirayama | Hiroko | Hiromi | Hiromi | Hiroshi | Mayumi Isoda
Iwatsuki | Kimoto | Kirishima | Kobayashi | Koga | Kazuko Kubo | M | Maekawa | Sonoko Maekawa | Rio Makise
Mako | 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 | Kimiko Tamura | 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