Nakagawa Kawamata
Nawamaka Kamawata

Appeared in:

The Grudge 2
The Grudge 3 (mentioned)


Kayako Saeki (Daughter) (Deceased/Onryō)
Naoko Kawamata (Daughter) (Deceased/Onryō)







Portrayed by:

Kim Miyori


Nakagawa Kawamata (川俣中川 Kawamata Nakagawa) was Kayako Saeki's and Naoko Kawamata's mother, Toshio Saeki's maternal grandmother, and Takeo Saeki's ex-mother-in-law. When Kayako was little girl, Nakagawa was an exorcist and fed the blood of the demons to Kayako, which scarred Kayako for life. In The Grudge 2, Nakagawa is killed when Kayako gives her a heart attack.


Early LifeEdit

Nakagawa was an itako (a Japanese exorcist) and lived a reclusive life in an old hovel of a cottage in the small isolated rural Japanese village. She was cruel, communicated with spirits, performed exorcism rituals and exposed her daughters to them. She used Kayako as containment vessel for repelled spirits. Her rituals involved sucking out a certain amount of blood from possessed victim and someone had to drink the blood so that person's body could serve as some sort of prison of the said spirits. Nakagawa forced Kayako to perform the latter's job and made Naoko watch these horrific exorcisms, which made them afraid and resentive of her. Many years later, Aubrey came to her to ask for help, but she refused to help her and said that a chain of events had already been set into motion and that the curse will never go away. She also stated the curse will take over the world eventually. Suddenly, Kayako appeared in the room with them, invisible to Aubrey, and Kawamata saw her, screamed and fell backwards, trying to escape, but Kayako knelt down before her and killed her, claiming her life and avenging her cruelty to her and her sister.


  • Though the character was made exclusive for The Grudge film series, Nakagawa's Ju-On counterpart does exist as revealed in the official novel written by Kei Ohishi. The difference however, Nakagawa's said counterpart was neglectful instead of outright cruel.
  • Although Nakagawa did not went and step inside the Saeki house it is likely that she was curse through Aubrey.