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"My parents are both very busy. So, we're like a family of strangers. I don't recall ever living together."
Tsukasa Domyoji[src]

Domyoji (道明寺 (どうみょうじ) Dōmyōji) was the father of Tsubaki and Tsukasa, and the husband of Kaede Domyoji. Being the head of Domyoji Group, he was kept busy with its operations and lived permanently in New York City. He did not see either of his children for months at a time.

Biography

Early life

Domyoji was born into the illustrious Domyoji family and grew up in his family's mansion.[2]

Adult life

As an adult, he married Kaede, with whom he had Tsubaki and Tsukasa. He and his wife both lived in New York City, where they were kept busy operating Domyoji Group. Kaede primarily focused on running The Maple Hotel, a chain of hotels named for her. Since they lived in New York, they rarely saw their children.[3] When his father died, he requested for his family to take care of Tama, their head maid, for the rest of her life. Domyoji and his wife honored the request. As Tsukasa grew older, he became "wild" and took to fighting. Instead of any real action, his parents used their money to "keep things quiet."[2] Meanwhile, Domyoji's business continued to do well, often landing him on "Japan's Richest" list.[4] Though some rivals were not a fan of his business practices, calling it bad for the country's economy.[5]

By Tsukasa's third year of high school, he had not seen either of his parents in nearly two years.[1] Nonetheless, Domyoji continued his nagging for Tsukasa to come to New York for school. He was always against it, but eventually agreed.[6][7] However, Tsukasa unceremoniously left New York within a couple of days and did not even meet his parents while he was there.[8] His father and mother became worried that he had been kidnapped. Domyoji sent Tsubaki back to Japan to look after her "incompetent" brother.[9] The following January, his wife and daughter went to Japan for Tsukasa's birthday party. Domyoji himself was unable to go due to his work.[10]

Personality and traits

He was a successful businessman, keeping Domyoji Group afloat and thriving during a bad economy. On the other hand, he was criticized by a rival for thinking "everything's fine as long as his firm isn't hit."[5] He and his wife were largely absent from their children's lives. They chose to live in New York for the business, instead of Japan with Tsukasa and Tsubaki.

Behind the scenes

Character notes

  • Despite numerous mentions in Boys Over Flowers, he has never made an appearance.
  • In the anime, Domyoji is first mentioned in episode eleven. He lives in New York where he operates Domyoji Group with his wife. His mentions in the anime are similar to those in the manga. For example, a rival views his way of thinking bad for the economy or Junpei saying he covered up Tsukasa injuring his brother.
  • In Meteor Garden (2001), he is named Dao Ming Cheng, though he never actually appears.
  • He is named Gu Bon-hyeong in the Korean drama, Boys Over Flowers (2009).[11]
  • Tsukasa's father is briefly mentioned in Hana Yori Dango: The Musical (2016), when he tells Tsukushi his parents live abroad.
  • Dao Ming Si (Tsukasa) mentions in Meteor Garden (2018) that his father died while he was in middle school.
  • In Hana Yori Dango (2019), Domyoji sends a letter to Tsukasa, requesting him to come to New York to begin learning how to run a business. Tsukasa honors his father's request, flying to New York at the end of the musical.

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