Date: From 9.00 p.m., 26 December 2015
Scriptwriter: Mure Yoko (Pan to Soup to Neko Biyori)
Original Work: Yama no Tom-san by Ishii Momoko
Cast: Kobayashi Satomi, Ichikawa Mikako, Mitsuishi Ken, Takahashi Hitomi, Ito Seiya, Sasaki Haruka, Kinami Haruka, Bengal, Motai Masako
Synopsis: Hana (Kobayashi Satomi), who had been living in Tokyo, starts life in the countryside with her friend Toki (Ichikawa Mikako) and Toki’s daughter Toshi (Sasaki Haruka), an elementary school student. It is a life that they are unaccustomed to. Hana is a writer and goes to Tokyo occasionally for work, but realises anew the merits of the life she has just begun in the countryside. She also brings her troubled nephew Akira (Ito Seiya) who has just graduated from junior high school. The two women and two children are helped in their new makeshift family life by the supportive couple Gen (Mitsuishi Ken) and Shiori (Takahashi Hitomi), who live nearby and give advice in various ways such as how to tend the fields and raise livestock. Little by little, they get used to the daily work. Toki’s natural ability to make things also becomes essential to their lives. In the middle of this, a new family member, Tom the cat, arrives. Kept to get rid of rats, the mischievous black and white feline twists the humans around a little and breathes new life into their lives.
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