Being a Japanese actress predominantly, Chigusa Takaku has worked in several Japanese movies and TV dramas. During 2010, she made her presence in
Aparna Sen’s Bengali movie
The Japanese Wife. She was paired opposite
Rahul Bose in the film. Clearness and
Summer Wars are the other films that she acted. The movie The Japanese Wife was shot in Kolkata, Sundarbans, and Japan. This is the first time that Aparna Sen made a foreigner as the main leading lady in her film. The film is about a school teacher who gets associated with his Japanese penpal. Chigasu pursued oil painting from the University of Tokyo prior to entering films.