NHK Drama Special 2016 ~ Fuji Family


Date: From 9.00 p.m., 2 January 2016
Scriptwriter: Kizara Izumi (Kinou no Curry, Ashita no Pan, Q10, Sexy Voice and Robo)
Cast: Yakushimaru Hiroko, Koizumi Kyoko, Mimura, Yoshioka Hidetaka, Naka Riisa, Takahashi Katsumi, Fukami Motoki, Makita Sports, Nakamura Yurika, Hosoda Yashihiko, Katagiri Hairi, Matsuko-Roid
Synopsis: At the foot of Mt Fuji, there is a small old-fashioned shop ‘Fuji Family’ that is a convenience store in name only. It is run by three sisters who are known in the neighbourhood as beauties. Oguni Takako (Yakushimaru Hiroko) is the dependable eldest sister. She supported the family in place of their parents when they died young and is the breadwinner who works at a department store. Uninhibited second sister Nasumi (Koizumi Kyoko) is the complete opposite of Takako in personality and lifestyle. She left home in her 20s and lived in Tokyo, but brought her husband Kinoshita Hideo (Yoshioka Hidetaka) back suddenly after she got married. However, she died of illness all too soon. Tsukimi (Mimura) is the tactful youngest sister. Because she is much younger than her two sisters, she keeps behaving like a little girl around them. Tsukimi quickly got married to Kurihashi Kazuki (Fukami Motoki), her boyfriend since high school, in an attempt to get away from running the troublesome family shop. Then one day at the end of the year, Nasumi who should have died seven years ago, appears in front of their grandaunt Shoko (Katagiri Hairi) asking her to find a certain note. ‘Cake, flashlight, four-leaf clover, Kotaro’. The words noted down in Nasumi’s writing have no connection to each other. Turmoil erupts due to this note and the family is faced with breakup and closure of the shop … …
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One Response to NHK Drama Special 2016 ~ Fuji Family

  1. Dan Marston says:

    this is the first drama I’ve watched of the new year two of the leading actresses were in it I’ve seen both of them in past dramas I really enjoyed and liked the story I liked how the dead sister who comesback as a ghost or spirit and appears to everyone of the family than in the ending shes in the back ground and gets in the picture when the family has a picture taken on new year’s great drama and story hope to see more of these with yakushimaru Hiroko and Koizumi Kyoko in them two of my favorite japanese actresses Happy New Year to everyone who was in this holiday drama special

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