Daily Archives: May 23, 2004

Yoshiki’s Kid Brother Wed

It was announced yesterday that actor Hayashi Kouki (33) married former NHK actress Matsuno Chika (33) last August. Hayashi is the younger brother of former X Japan member Yoshiki and is curently involved in his management. He is considered to be an “ikemen”, or “good looking”, actor. The word comes from the current Japanese expression “ikete iru”, meaning “cool”, and “men” (face). He has appeared regularly in such dramas as Fuji TVs “Yamato Nadeshiko” and “Out”. Matsuno is a former gymnast at the national level and was a regular on the popular pre-school show “Okaasan to Issho” in the late 1990s.