Uzukawa Mura Jiken

Uzukawamura Jiken

Official Website
www.wowow.co.jp/drama/original/uzukawamura

Twitter
twitter.com/drama_wowow

Broadcast
From 10.00 p.m., Sundays, 28 August – 2 October 2022

Episodes
6

Network
WOWOW

Synopsis
Doctor Iwamori Akira takes his daughter Aiko to search for his wife Hitomi who has gone missing. They visit her hometown of Uzukawa Village, seeking her whereabouts. The village has come alive with preparations for a festival for a local god called Eikichi that is held once every 12 years. However, the place is dominated by despair. There is an ongoing feud between the Yahagi and Furutani families based on blood ties while the young people left out from the urban area have grown frustrated.
During Iwamori’s stay, heavy rain suddenly hits the surrounding region and the village is cut off. Then a young man who is a member of the youth group is murdered. As distrust and disquiet start to hang over the village, another murder happens. In addition to the complication of a power struggle between the two families, the generational divide between angry young people and adults reaches a head. Iwamori is also dragged in to this extreme situation which exposes human nature. While getting involved in the tussle in the village as he looks for his wife, Iwamori has to face himself and his own past.

Characters
Matsuda Ryuhei as Iwamori Akira
A doctor who is looking for his missing wife Hitomi. He gets caught in the chaos at Uzukawa Village and has to come to terms with his own past.

Renbutsu Misako as Iwamori Hitomi/Yahagi Yumi
Iwamori Hitomi: Iwamori Akira’s missing wife. Before she disappeared, the words she left were, “Eikichi has come.”
Yahagi Yumi: Iwamori Hitomi’s younger twin sister who helps Iwamori Akira in the search for Hitomi. Their father’s brother is Yahagi Kichiro.

Kudo Asuka as Furutani Tatsuki
The leader of Uzukawa Village’s youth group. He is hostile to the Yahagis, especially Yahagi Kichiro.

Yamada Anna as Furutani Misaki
A high school student who lives in Uzukawa Village and is dating Yahagi Kichiro’s grandson Rentaro. She somehow finds a clue regarding Iwamori Hitomi’s whereabouts.

Mashima Hidekazu as Kanai Makoto
A management consultant who has come from Tokyo. He works with Yahagi Kichiro to orchestrate a clean park plan.

Ayata Toshiki as Furutani Masamune
The head of Uzukawa Village. Despite being a Furutani, he plays a neutral role between the Yahagi and Furutani clans.

Arakawa Yoshiyoshi as Yoshimi Tadahiko
Uzukawa Village’s only policeman. He likes to tell dad jokes and is a moderate.

Ibu Masato as Yahagi Kichiro
The head of Yahagi Corporation, an industrial waste business, in Uzukawa Village. He is the village’s most powerful person and no one goes against him.

Original Work
Uzukawa Mura Jiken by Kushiki Riu

Scriptwriter
Wada Kiyoto (Shinjuku Seven, Shinya Shokudo Season 1)

Director
Irie Yu

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