2005.04.03 #195 Kawashima Ai
This episode is only the 2nd time Kawashima’s been on TV! Some interesting facts~ at the time of the episode filming, Kawashima was just one street live away from completing 1000 lives. Kawashima also debuted as the youngest enka singer ever at 13, and she performs “Juu-roku Koi Gokoro” acappella for everyone~
Announcer: What was a big mistake you made during a live or on tv?
Kawashima: I was wearing a nubra and it fell off…
Koichi: ORZ YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL US THAT. YOU’RE AN ARTIST.
Kawashima seems pretty tennen with an apparent inability to filter XD; She reveals that she had a crush on her junior high teacher, who had a wife and kids (Koichi & Brother Tom: Is it okay to say this?!) She later bluntly confesses that she finds Kinki way more ‘ikemen’ than people in her agency, and Tsuyoshi totally agrees.
Kawashima gets angry at guys who are bad at directions, and when Tsuyoshi stares meaningfully at Koichi, Koichi gets defensive.
Koichi: It’s not that I’m bad at directions, I just can’t remember them at all! I’m okay in cars!
Tsuyoshi: Yeah, he just gets lost in hotels…
Performance: Kawashima Ai - “Aoi sangosho” (originally by Matsuda Seiko)