Kiwifruit spokesperson Satomi Ishihara has romantic vision of cooking
Actresses Satomi Ishihara, 25, and Chiharu Niiyama, 31, attended an event this week to promote kiwifruit.
Ishihara is the 2012 Zespri kiwifruit image character, following in the footsteps of past image characters Norika Fujiwara, Moe Oshikiri, Suzanne and Papaya Suzuki. During the summer, she has been appearing in TV commercials, on posters and attending events, extolling the health benefits of kiwifruit.
Wednesday’s event was held by the Kiwifruit Group. Ishihara, who told reporters that she recently started cooking and said pot-au-feu is her specialty. “I have a romantic vision of cooking. It’s a good way to build a relationship,” she said.
“In a TV series, I once played a girl whose specialty was cooking, but I never had any opportunity to do actual cooking,” she said. “Now I’m getting good reviews from my family and friends.”