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The reign of the eighth shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune in the Edo period, was notable for the “Ooka Sabaki” which supported the Kyoho Reforms that Yoshimune advanced. Yoshimune goes beyond status and the position he has been thrust in, to join with Edo magistrate Ooka Tadasuke and the Western medicine doctor Sakakibara Iori in order to promote the creation of a world for the common people of Edo. These three men deepen exchanges with the magistrate’s office and the townsfolk, uphold justice and struggle to keep order in Edo … … Fire has become a big problem in the city of Edo where wooden houses are built close together. Ooka is ordered by Yoshimune to explore the organisation of the city’s firefighters. A fire department, which comes under the shogun’s vassals, had taken charge of extinguishing fires until then. However, the problem is that the fire department borrows the authority of the vassals and behave arrogantly. Ooka tries to form a more structured and disciplined firefighting brigade that would centre around scaffold constructors who have helped in putting out the fires up to that time, but he is obstructed by the members of the fire department.
Higashiyama Noriyuki as Ooka Tadasuke
An Edo Minamimachi magistrate. He is loved by the townsfolk due to his judgments which combine logic and mercy as well as his friendly personality. The shogun Yoshimune has strong faith in him too.
Katsumura Masanobu as Sakakibara Iori
A Western medicine doctor who practice medicine at the Koishikawa health facility established by Yoshimune. He is Ooka Tadasuke’s good friend and understands him.
Hira Takehiro as Tokugawa Yoshimune
The eighth Tokugawa shogun. Supported by Ooka Tadasuke and others, he moved forward with the Kyoho Reforms. He would travel incognito and appear inside the city.
Kuninaka Ryoko as Yukie
Ooka Tadasuke’s wife. A neat and elegant woman who supports her husband.
Tsugawa Masahiko as Ooka Tadataka
Ooka Tadasuke’s father. His personality is the complete opposite of his solemn and honest son.
Matsubara Chieko as Tae
Ooka Tadasuke’s mother. She is always on her son’s side and watches over him.
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