16-year old Hayakawa Yui travels back in time to the Warring States period. There she meets and falls in love with a young lord. To protect him she decides to become one of his running vassals, an Ashi Girl.
As Hokusai progressed in age, he could no longer move the paintbrush as he wished but Oei continued to draw his paintings as her father’s “shadow”. She was content to be the shadow while he dazzled. And she kept on painting, obsessed with color and shadow. Time eventually passes and by the time Oei has developed her own unique style.
A suspenseful family drama revolves around a mother and daughter who have an excessively close relationship. They have overcome many challenges together based on mutual trust; however, the tight-knit relationship was shaken by an encounter with a man. As the daughter becomes intimate with him, she begins to keep a distance from her mother. Being deeply disturbed by her behavior, the mother makes a radical move to have her daughter nearby.
Chuushingura no Koi is set in the Edo period, the drama is about Kiyo, a woman who tries to overcome status differences of those days. When she pledges to live for love, a knife attack occurs at Edo castle. As a 48th loyal retainer, her fate changes after a raid on Kira: she is determined to serve at the inner palace of Edo Castle called “Ooku”.
NHK’s 87th Asadora drama is about Kano Jun who grew up in Miyakojima, Okinawa. She moves back to Osaka where she was born and begins to work in a hotel.
There she meets Machida Itoshi, who she falls in love with.
A list of (mostly) NHK taiga dramas listed in chronological order.
Yoshitsune 1159-1189 Minamoto Yoshitsune (源 義経)
Hojo Tokimune 1251-1284 Hojo Tokimune (北条 時宗)
Mori Motonari 1497-1571 Mori Motonari (毛利 元就)
Fuurin Kazan 1535-1573 Yamamoto Kansuke (山本勘助)
Oda Nobunaga – King of Zipangu 1540-1583 Oda Nobunaga (織田 信長)
Toshiie to Matsu 1550-1599 Maeda Toshiie (前田利家)
Komyo ga Tsuji 1560-1595 Yamauchi Kazutoyo (山内一豊 / やまうち かつとよ）
Tenchijin 1560-1620 Naoe Kanetsugu (直江兼続)
Gou 1573/09/15-1626 Oeyo/Gou/Satoko (於江与 / 江 / 達子)
Sanada Taiheiki 1582-1622 Sanada Nobuyuki (真田信之)
Aoi Tokugawa Sandai 1598-1616 Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川 家康)
Musashi 1600-1645 Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵)
Genroku Ryoran 1701-1703 47 Ronin (元禄赤穂事件)
Shinsengumi 1863-1868 Tokugawa Police (新選組 / 新撰組)
Ryoma den 1836/01/03-1867/12/10 Sakamoto Ryoma (坂本 龍馬)
Atsu-hime 1836/02/05-1883/11/20 Tenshouin / Atsuko (天璋院 / 篤子)