November 9, 1967 |
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
Mariko Kawana (川奈まり子 Kawana Mariko?) (born November 9, 1967) is a Japanese model and actress who has appeared in both softcore pink film and V-Cinema and has also been a hardcore adult video (AV) performer and director. She is now retired as an actress and has a second career as a writer.
Life and career
Mariko Kawana was born on November 9, 1967 (although some sources give her birth date as August 23, 1967). After graduating college she worked as a freelance writer and in a publisher's Design Department.
She entered the adult video (AV) industry with her release, 34 Year Old Mother Mariko, for the SOD studio in September 1999, at age thirty-one. This makes her one of the earliest AV actresses in the "mature woman" or "madame" (熟女 or jukujo) category of performers whose popularity in Japanese porn began in the mid-1990s. She appeared in two early videos for Kuki, one in the bukkake genre (Mrs. Shower No. 1) and the other (Lesbian Heaven Finger Love Vol.11), was part of a lesbian series. In the softcore field, she starred in the pink film Joi Kawana Mariko: Jukujo Tabū Sex (女医川奈まり子 熟女・タブーＳＥＸ?) with Yōko Satomi which was released to theatres in March 2001.
Kawana appeared in the May 2001 of the magazine Penthouse Japan and in December 2001, she received the Best Mature Actress award at the 2001 X City Grand Prix Awards. The year 2002 opened with her starring in a pink film for woman director Sachi Hamano, Kawana Mariko: Mesuneko Gibo (川奈まり子 牝猫義母?) and included an S&M role in the kunoichi video Kunoichi Is Captured for the Million label. Kawana had the starring role in the pink film Kawana Mariko Sakuragai No Amai Mizu (川奈まり子 桜貝の甘い水?) released by OP Eiga in March 2002, which was a posthumous release of pink film pioneer director Satoru Kobayashi who had died in November 2001.
In November 2002, she was one of three actresses in the DVD "Love simulation game" LOVE TYPE from the VIP studio. Kawana had previously been in an installment of the Wanz Factory series Performance and Direction where she starred and directed, and in January 2003, she again took up directorial duties in AV Made by Women which featured actor Taka Kato. In April 2003 she played the role of the dominant woman in the Attackers S&M video Confinement Insult and in September of that year, she appeared in the Kyōko Aizome directed Lesbian Politicians.
Retirement and later career
In August 2003, Kawana married AV director Goro Tameike, who had directed her in her debut AV and other works, and retired from the adult video industry. She says that her developing relationship with Tameike since her AV debut changed her and that he was her first true love. Her retirement video, Mariko Last Love, directed by Tameike, was released by Moodyz in March 2004. Soon after her retirement, Kawana was the MC at the 20th anniversary celebration for the Japanese magazine Video Boy. Among the guests were AV stars Akiho Yoshizawa & Sora Aoi.
Kawana gave birth to a baby boy in November 2004 and posed for a "very tasteful photobook", Sex Evolution - Mariko Kawana, during her pregnancy. Since then, in addition to parenting, she has been active as columnist and novelist. She also accompanied her husband (who had directed for SOD for 10 years) to the 4th Annual SOD Awards in December 2005. In a different area, Kawana's portrait was on the cover of rice packages produced by National Farm, a company started by Ganari Takahashi, the founder of SOD who subsequently went into the agriculture business.
Kawana and her husband Tameike were both interviewed for Misato Nakayama's study of professionals in the adult industry, Sei Shoku Sha No Hitobito Ano Sekai No Shigotoshi Tachi (性職者の人々 あの世界の仕事師たち?), published January 2006 by Ohzora (ISBN 4-7767-9229-X).
According to a November 2010 article by Japanese tabloid Weekly Asahi Geinō, despite her retirement, Kawana had become known in a new venue. The article details the popularity and spread of Japanese AVs in North Korea and according to one source, Kawana's videos were "especially popular" in that country. When reached for comment, Kawana's response on Twitter was “Unbelievable!” (マジすか?!).
|Video title||Release date||Studio||Director||Notes|
Adult Videos (AV)
|34 Year Old Mother Mariko
|Goro Tameike||AV Debut|
|Matchless! Beautiful Mature Woman Team
|Forbidden Private Garden - Kurumi Lesbian Hell
|Noboru Iguchi||With Kurumi Morishita & Mei Sawaga|
|New Ofukuro San!
|Eitaro Haga||With Haruna Miwa|
|Mrs. Shower No.1
|Lesbian Heaven - Finger Love Vol.11
|Mariko Kawana - Performance and Direction
|Taka Kato's Ecstatic Torture 2
|Hideyuki Gekka||With Madoka Enomoto and Taka Kato|
|Wives Are Often Liable To Be Done ENEMA
|GoGo! Ero-Hitchhikers! 2
|With Aki Sawamiya & Miku Tachibana|
|Tadanori Usami||With Aki Sawamiya & Nori Takada|
|Matsuno Yukihide's Theory of Corruption
|Kunoichi Is Captured
|With Kyouka Usami|
|Mariko Kawana in a Coffee Shop for Couples in Gotanda
|Welcome Back Goddess ...
|Mr. Watakano||Starring Nao Saejima|
|Horny Women Championship
|Takeshi Kase||With 9 other "mature" actresses|
|Married Woman - The Other Side of Noon
|2002-04-27||V&R Planning Vogue
|Eitaro Haga||With Nao Saejima|
|Goro Tameike||With Tamaki Sakura, Yukari Sakurada & Eriko Goto|
|2002-10-25||Media Bank VIP
|With Yuna Akimoto & Kaori Shimizi|
|Boarding House Widow
|Enema Shame Zone 13
|Noboru Iguchi||With Rie Nitta & Momo Kawai|
|4 Hour Ecstasy
|Goro Tameike||With Yukari Sakurada, Aki Sawamiya & Tomoko Minami|
|AV Made by Women
|2003-01-19||Media Station Tong-Pher
|Mariko Kawana||With Miyu, Yumina Kujō, Ryō Fubuki, Yui Koike, Natsume Otowa, and actor Taka Kato|
|Very Best of Million Vol. 1
ベリーベストオブ million VOL.1
|Hideto Aki||With Nao Oikawa, Sayaka Tsutsumi & Nin Kasagi|
|2003-04-08||Attackers Super Special
|With Yuri Koizumi, Aki Sawamiya & Yui Kayama|
|YU-JI||Starring Reika Yoshizawa|
|Ecstasy||2003-05-21||V&R Planning Pandore
|Eitaro Haga||With Hitomi Shina and Ken Shimizu|
|2003-09-19||Alice Japan Babylon
|Kyōko Aizome||With Kyōko Aizome, Ai Kurosawa & Hitomi Shimizu|
|Mariko Last Love||2004-03-15||Moodyz Goro Tameike
|Goro Tameike||Retirement video|
|Movie title||Release date||Director||Studio||Notes|
Kawana Mariko: Geneki Juku Onna Tsuma Oku Made Ataru
|2000-08-11||Futoshi Sakamoto||Xces Film||60 min.|
Joi Kawana Mariko: Jukujo Tabū Sex
|2001-03-02||Noburō Sasaki||Film House
With Yōko Satomi
Reiko No Himitsu Tain Shō No Onna
|2001-10-05||Kunihiko Matsuoka||Xces Film||61 min.|
Kawana Mariko: Mesuneko Gibo
With Motoko Sasaki, Kyōko Kazama, Kin'ichi Kusumi, Naohiro Hirakawa & Hidenori Yanagi
Kawana Mariko Sakuragai No Amai Mizu
|2002-03-09||Satoru Kobayashi||Kobayashi Pro
|Movie title||Release date||Director||Studio||Notes|
|奥様必見！ 川奈まり子の人妻愛モード 上司の妻を辱める
Okusama Hikken! Kawana Mariko no Hitozuma Ai Mōdo: Jōshi no Tsuma o Hazukashimeru
|2001-03-23||Mamoru Watanabe||Engel||70 min.
With Yōko Satomi
|Nude Special Care Nursing Home
With Nanami Nanase, Aya Ikeda & others.
Kawana co-wrote the screenplay with Tameike.
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