Oshin episode 197 is out! Oshin gives birth to Tei. Hatsuko’s stay at the Tanokuras near an end.
Title: おしん Title (romaji): Oshin Episodes: 297 x 15 min Genre: Human drama Broadcast network: NHK Broadcast period: 1983-Apr-04 to 1984-Mar-31 Air time: 08:15-08:30 Rebroadcast: 12:45-13:00 at NHK-G Viewership ratings: ep01 39.2%, high 62.9%, avg 52.6% Opening theme song:Oshin Main Theme
Synopsis Oshin is born as a poor sharecropper’s daughter in a small village of Yamagata. Through hard work and perseverance she eventually triumphs over pain and adversity to achieve fame and success.
Kobayashi Ayako as Oshin (6 to 10 years old)
Tanaka Yuko as Oshin (16 to 46 years old)
Otowa Nobuko as Oshin (50 to 84 years old)
Izumi Pinko as Fuji (Oshin’s mother)
Ito Shiro as Sakuzo (Oshin’s father)
Oji Michio as Naka (Oshin’s grandmother)
Yoshioka Yuichi as Shoji (Oshin’s older brother)
Watanabe Eriko as Tora (Shoji’s wife)
Sendo Nobuko / Senno Hiromi as Haru (Oshin’s older sister)
Watanabe Fumiko as Riki (family friend)
Namiki Shiro as Ryuzo (Oshin’s husband)
Sato Hideo as Daigoro (Ryuzo’s father, as listed in the NHK book)
Kitamura Kazuo as Daigoro (Ryuzo’s father)
Takamori Kazuko as Kiyo (Ryuzo’s mother)
Kitamura Soichiro as Fukutaro (Ryuzo’s older brother)
Kanze Yoko as Tsuneko (Fukutaro’s wife)
?? as Sataro (Fukutaro’s son)
Imafuku Masao as Imamura Genemon
Ito Takeshi -> 萩堂 -> Yamano Reo -> 槇浩 -> Matsuda Yoji -> Fuke Norimasa as Yuu (Oshin’s oldest son)
Yamashita Shinji -> Takahashi Etsushi as Hitoshi (Oshin’s son)
Tanaka Misako -> Asaji Yoko as Michiko (Hitoshi’s wife)
Kawakami Maiko as Midori (Hitoshi & Michiko’s daughter)
Suzuki Mie as Akane (Hitoshi & Michiko’s daughter)
Yoshino Yukiko as Tei
Kirihara Fumio as Sakita Tatsunori (husband of Tei)
Nagashima Yuko → Sasaki Ai as Hatsuko (Oshin’s adopted daughter)
Kaga-ya (rice dealer)
Shikiya Aya -> Azuma Terumi as Yashiro Kayo (Oshin’s friend – same age)
Nagaoka Teruko as Kuni (Kayo’s grandmother)
Kobayashi Chitose as Mino (Kayo’s mother)
Ishida Taro as Seitaro (Kayo’s father)
Nomura Manzo as Yatsushiro Nozomi (Kayo’s son)
Ohashi Goro as Kei (Nozomi’s son)
Watanabe Misako as Hasegawa Taka (owner)
Nagawa Shinobu as Ritsu
Tomizawa Michie as Natsu
Shimamura Miki as Kei
Kiuri Mirai as Sode
Maya Yuko as Sono
Tanaka Setsuko as Toyo
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Translation: UTB Channel
Timer: keiko1981, kagi (ep1-28)
Additional help: y0ssy (ep23, 29, 57-58, 66, 71-72, 77-78, 81, 97, 104, 115, 117-118, 140, 150, 167, 192)
Also thanks to: Avallac’h and XrayMind
Other notes: What is the difference between the softsubs and hardsubbed version. Softsubs, corrected double-lines, added missing lines.
Piano scores for Oshin Main Theme as played below can be found in a book named: ピアノ・ソロ NHKテーマ名曲大全集. I found four books on Amazon.co.jp, to me it looks like the book published in 2012 has the scores for Oshin.
Thanks a lot for your work.
Recently, NHK World broadcasted the subtitled version of a documentary with the actress Nakamura Yuri going to Uzbekistan. When she met young children living there, they told her that they knew some Japanese greetings. She was a bit surprised to see that they were familiar with Japanese culture. They told her it’s because they watched Oshin on tv. It’s really amazing to see the impact of Oshin around the world.
It’s an awful situation Oshin is in. I don’t know when she will be able to leave. I watch the drama as I sub it. I wonder what her life would’ve been like if she ended up with the other person. (Try to keep this reply spoiler free.)