NHK New Year Drama Special 2014 ~ Sakura Housara


Date: From 7.20 p.m., 1 January 2014
Cast: Tamaki Hiroshi, Kanjiya Shihori, Hashimoto Satoshi, Manda Hisako, Rokkaku Seiji, Ichige Yoshie, Katsura Bunchin, Takashima Reiko, Kazama Morio, Kitaoji Kinya, Kaburagi Kaichi, Oji Megumi, Ogawa Chisaki, Mizuki Kaoru, Toyama Toshiya, Koyanagi Yukimi, Toji Takao, Arimura Keisuke, Adachi Gaku, Inoue Hiroshi, Takei Sou, Hotaru Yukijiro, Taniguchi Koichi, Matsumoto Minoru, Tengenji Ryu, Harunobu Tomoya
Scriptwriter: Omori Mika (Tokyo Bandwagon, Hungry, 10-nen Saki mo Kimi ni Koishite)
Original Work: Sakura Housara by Miyabe Miyuki
Synopsis: Furukehashi Shonosuke (Tamaki Hiroshi) is a young samurai and the second son of Sozaemon (Katsura Bunchin) of Togane Domain, Kazusa Province. Sozaemon serves as an attendant, but one day, he is suddenly suspected of accepting bribes. Forged documents written in handwriting startlingly identical to his offer incontrovertible proof. Framed for accepting bribes he knows nothing about, Sozaemon commits ritual suicide for his “crime”. Shonosuke’s elder brother Katsunosuke (Hashimoto Satoshi), an assistant instructor at the domain’s training hall, is placed under house arrest. Because of that, Shonosuke leaves for Edo alone in order to clear the name of his beloved father. He starts living at a tenement house in Edo Fukagawa and earns a living making manuscripts for the book dealer, Murataya. Shonosuke has the trusting nature of a person from the country and is utterly weak in swordplay, but excels in studies. He is helped by the people of Edo who have strong personalities but are compassionate as he runs about Edo in search of the criminal that created the forged documents with exactly the same handwriting as his father’s. This is where he meets the enigmatic Waka (Kanjiya Shihori), the daughter of the tailor Wadaya, who should be called the incarnation of cherry blossoms, and gets a clue … …
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