Actor Kenichi Hagiwara, 60, popularly known as Shoken, publicly announced his marriage to model Rika Tomita, 48, this week in Yamanashi Prefecture, where he attended the 2011 Yamanashi Literature Cinema Awards Ceremony.
Hagiwara told reporters that he and Tomita married on the 7th of this month, and held their wedding ceremony at Hakone Shrine, Kanagawa Prefecture, a day before. This is Hagiwara’s fifth marriage.
The actor was awarded the prestigious Lladro Award, recognizing Japan’s most renowned public figures, at the Yamanashi ceremony. Both audience and reporters were caught by surprise when Hagiwara attended the ceremony together with Tomita and introduced her as "my wife."
News about their relationship broke out in August last year, but there were no marriage speculations. “Up to now, my life was a roller coaster. I want it to be a Merry-Go-Round from now on,” he told reporters.© Japan Today