Kogure Shashinkan


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Sundays, 10.00 – 10.50 p.m. from 31 March 2013

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On a whim of his father, Hanabishi Eiichi and his family moves into a former photo studio that is 50 years old without refurbishing the building. That night, Eiichi’s friend Tenko is startled to see what looks like a ghost pass the front of the house. After that, Tenko who has caught the “ghost”, gets in touch with Eiichi. The “ghost” is Kawashima Midori, a neighbourhood high school student. She had thought that the photo studio has reopened for business. Midori takes out a photograph inside an envelope with the name Kogure Photo Studio on it. This photograph which was developed at the studio, is of a family but there is a female face in an unnatural setting that can only be described as ghost photography. Eiichi’s mother also expresses concern. When Eiichi shows it to Kakimoto Junko, a staff at the real estate company, she says this ghostly female is crying. Eiichi starts making enquiries to unravel this mystery. The Hanabishis, their friends and Junko who brokered the sale and purchase of the photo studio all get involved. Before long, Eiichi arrives at the identity of the female in the photograph and what he sees is … …

Kamiki Ryunosuke as Hanabishi Eiichi
A second-year high school student and the eldest son of the Hanabishi family. Nickname: Hana-chan.

Narumi Riko as Kakimoto Junko
A sullen, mysterious real estate agent who has a painful past and is reliant on medication. She appears to be running away from something and keeps attempting suicide.

Ishiguro Ken as Hanabishi Hideo
Hanabishi Eiichi’s father. He has very strong curiosity and is a little eccentric. A salaryman, he and his wife bought Kogure Photo Studio after their 20th wedding anniversary.

Matsushita Yuki as Hanabishi Kyoko
Hanabishi Eiichi’s mother. She continues to blame herself for the death of her daughter Fuko as a child.

Horii Arata as Tanako Tsutomu
Hanabishi Eiichi’s good friend and schoolmate. The son of a dentist. Nickname: Tenko.

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