Q & A Interview
>> Musical Genre?
The smell of soap.
Kusanagi-kun, because he seems so artless (laugh).
"Sekai Ururun Taisaiki."
Snow White. Because the first lead role I ever played was Snow White at a ballet performance. The dwarves could look like dwarves, because they had big old me playing Snow White (laugh).
Hanpen [e.n.: pounded fish cake].
>>If one day all the seats in the audience were filled with men?
I'd do my best to play my male role. I'd be aggressive (laugh).
>>If you were a man?
I'd try flirting (laugh).
>>If you woke up one morning the size of a thumb?
Well, first I'd want to tell someone, so I'd try as hard as I could to call them on my cell phone. "Come and see me!" I'd say (laugh).
>>If you could build a summer house wherever you liked?
A southern island.
>>If you could change the capital city?
Hakata. Because last year's performance at the Hakata Theater was great fun.
>>If you could gain any skill?
I'd like the interior decorating skills of an interior decorator.
>>If you could speak in a language other than Japanese?
>>If you were in the Olympics, which event would you do?
Swimming, because I can't really swim.
>>If you were invited onto Bistro SMAP, what would you order?
Yuba (dried tofu) cooking.
>>If you had your own TV show?
A talk show. I'd be the moderator, and I'd chat with the guests I invited on.
>>Tokyo or Osaka?
>>Summer or Winter?
Winter. I prefer winter clothing. I especially like the coats.
>>A High Place or a Dark Place?
Ehhhhhh, both are no good! I can't chose.
>>Black Tailcoat or White Tailcoat?
>>An Anywhere Door or a Helicopter Hat?
An Anywhere Door.
>>A Woman Who Causes Rain or Causes Sunlight?
REALLY a rain woman.
>>Hiroshi Kume or Tetsuya Chikushi? (News Anchors)
Tetsuya Chikushi-san. I met him the other day. He's a really wonderful person.
>>Meat or Fish?
>>Sauce or Soy Sauce?
>>Anko or Chocolate?
>>If you were on a deserted island, what one thing would you want?
Well, I'd really like to say: "my family", but only one...... Sorry, dad, I'd bring mom (laugh).
>>Something you have to take with you on vacation?
This isn't limited to vacations, but the Burberry polkadot scarf I got as a souvenir from my grandfather.
>>What do you want to eat for your last dinner?
Yakiniku [e.n.: grilled meats].
>>If you have white rice then you want this!
>>What movie do you want to see?
"Lilo and Stitch."
>>When you're tired but can't allow yourself to sleep, what do you want to deal with it?
Resolve! I'm relatively strong willed, so I see how I can manage with willpower.
>>What do you want the most right now?
Time for myself.
>>The ability you want the most right now?
I want the power to give off an aura which can charm people.
>>What kind of housework machine would you want?
I like washing laundry, but I hate drying, so against my better judgement I throw things in a dryer and they always get crinkled and shrunk. So I'd like a machine that dries the laundry, sorts it, and folds it (laugh).
>>What's necessary for a Takarasienne?
Obedience. [e.n.: She says "sunaosa", which has two main definitions of "obedience" or "frankness"]
>>Average time you're in the bath?
Lately it's been really long -- 40 minutes.
>>Average time you sleep?
Now, 6 hours.
>>Speed you talk at?
It depends on the situation. If I pick up speed I can talk fluently (laugh).
>>After you get into bed, how long does it take you to fall asleep?
Here too, it depends on the day. I'm not the kind of person who falls asleep easily. My best time for falling asleep is about ten minutes. If I can't sleep, it can take me as long as three hours.
>>When your alarm goes off, how long does it take you to get up?
I stop it once, and then five minutes later the alarm goes off again. I usually stop it 3 or 4 times, so from the time it first goes off it takes me about 15 minutes.
>>From the time you wake up, how long does it take before you leave?
I'm really fast at getting ready. When we're performing it can take me up to 30 minutes. When we're in the middle of practices, it takes about an hour.
>>What's your favorite time of the day?
From the time I get into the bath, when I have some time to myself. As soon as I get home I jump into the bath, and from that point until I fall asleep is my favorite time.
>>How long will you wait for someone?
I'll wait as long as I need to.
>>Your favorite kind of watch?
I don't have a favorite kind of watch, but I do have a favorite clock. It's a rather shabby clock with a pair of kangeroos facing each other that Ayabuki Mao-chan bought me in Australia (laugh), and I really love it. The kangeroos are orange, and the grass around them is green, this year's lucky colors (laugh).
>>If there were 26 hours in a day, what would you do with the other 2 hours?
Add two more hours to my private time at night.