Takumi Saito: A Hair Appreciation Post

As promised, in connection to my hair retrospectives from the BG recaps, I am doing specific hair posts for Takumi Saito. Styles come and go as we all know, but they seem to come and go and come and go for Japanese actors more than for anyone else besides male kpop stars. What I find fascinating is how much more their styles change than their female actor counterparts. Takumi Saito and his hair appeared in early Rawr posts when some of us were enthralled by him in Destiny-Like Love. However, because Japanese drama have an iffy subbing culture, he has never become a mainstay on the blog, but his hair deserves some recognition. I am grateful that Kakashi reminded me that we have a whole section on hair posts, so I am joining a fine PotUp tradition.

Takumi Saito has been in over 50 movies, 33 dramas, and 11 television movies, so I only include pics of hair from things I've actually seen.

Real Life

Japan Cuts Opening Night for Ramen Shop (2018)

I wasn't going to put anything from Japan Cuts in this post except when I saw him, but I promised Panda that I would include pics so she could see his outfit. He wears some very different flowy artsy clothes when he's left to his own devices.

Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week 2017

I remember watching videos of this because I had never seen him with hair this short.


Last Winter, We Parted (2018)

Ramen Movie (2018)

Blank 13 (2018) 

This is the film he directed and that I saw at Japan Cuts. Issei Takahashi stars.

Hirugao: Love Affairs in the Afternoon (2017)

This is the sequel to the 2014 drama.

High and Low: The Red Rain (2016)

Zenin, Kataomoi (2016)

The Kodai Family (2016)

Boys Love (2006)

Sukitomo (2006)


BG (2018)

Destiny-Like Love (2016)

Akira to Akira (2017)

*Criminologist Himura (2016)

This show is going to have its own post because I think the director appreciated the hair potential as much as the rest of us hair fans. 

Doctors' Affairs (2015)

Hirugao (2014): 

In Person

I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to New York this summer to attend Japan Cuts, the Japanese film festival sponsored by the Japanese Society in New York. I am thankful to the woman in front of me because I looked over her shoulder and learned how to do a different kind of close up on my phone. Whoever you are, Thank YOU!!!