Sundays, 10.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. from 21 July 2013
Akiko, an editor at a publishing company, has been living with her mother all this while. One day, her mother’s sudden death and an unreasonable personnel transfer makes her decide to take over the eatery that her mother was running. She remodels the eatery to her tastes. The new store, called sandwich a, has a simple menu of breads and soups. It is a small, cosy cafe with Akiko and a helper, Shima-chan. Customers gradually start to come in. The florist Yamada also visits despite his confusion about the store change and stuffs himself with sandwiches. One day, a cat unexpectedly appears in front of Akiko as if someone had sent it. Then, there are the people of the local shopping district who joyfully take care of Akiko … …
Kobayashi Satomi as Akiko
Resigning from the publishing company she had worked at for many years, she remodels her mother’s small eatery and starts a bread and soup shop. She is single-minded in her desire to prepare sandwiches and soups that will simply make people happy.
Kana as Shima-chan
A big-sized girl who helps out in Akiko’s shop. She is guileless, frank and good-natured. She loves babies and plants.
Mitsuishi Ken as Yamada
The owner of a flower shop, and a regular customer of Akiko’s mother’s eatery. He is a cheerful, fashionable and yet kind man. His interest is the ukelele.
Shiomi Sansei as Suga
The owner of a small-time candy store which he seems to run because he likes it. He was a regular customer of Akiko’s mother’s eatery along with Yamada. He is a romantic, stylish and peculiarly shy man.
Minami as Yuki
She works at Cafe Happy. She appears to have the manner of a girl of today, but is in fact sensitive.
Ichikawa Miwako as Misato
A customer of Akiko’s shop. She talks to Akiko about her insecurities as she approaches her delivery date. Akiko’s words are somehow able to get her over her worries. Before long, she brings a cute baby to visit the shop.
Kase Ryo as Fukusako
A person who could possibly be Akiko’s younger brother. He is the chief priest of a temple where a pleasant breeze blows through a garden of greenery.
Kishi Keiko as Yamaguchi-sensei
The director of a culinary school which Akiko had been in charge of during her days as an editor. A person with a distinctive way of living. She encouraged Akiko to take over her mother’s eatery and promises to help.
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