Yae no Sakura

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Yae no Sakura
Yae no Sakura-poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Genre Taiga drama
Written by Mutsumi Yamamoto
Starring Haruka Ayase
Hidetoshi Nishijima
Joe Odagiri
Hiroki Hasegawa
Jun Fubuki
Yutaka Matsushige
Kyōko Hasegawa
Tetsuji Tamayama
Gō Ayano
Shun Oguri
Meisa Kuroki
Kotaro Koizumi
Shido Nakamura
Takumi Saito
Yoshiko Miyazaki
Katsuhisa Namase
Kumiko Akiyoshi
Masaya Kato
Masahiro Takashima
Kōji Kikkawa
Ichikawa Somegorō VII
Izumi Inamori
Takashi Sorimachi
Eiji Okuda
Hiroaki Murakami
Hiroki Matsukata
Toshiyuki Nishida
Narrated by Mitsuko Kusabue
Theme music composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
Composer(s) Nobuyuki Nakajima
Country of origin Japan
Original language(s) Japanese
No. of episodes 50
Production
Running time 48 x 45 minutes
1 x 75 minutes
1 x 60 minutes
Release
Original network NHK
Original release January 6 –
December 15, 2013
Chronology
Preceded by Taira no Kiyomori
Followed by Gunshi Kanbei

Yae no Sakura (八重の桜, Yae's Sakura) is a 2013 Japanese television series. It is the 52nd NHK taiga drama. The story focuses on Niijima Yae, who is portrayed by Haruka Ayase.[1] Yae is a strong believer in women's rights and the story follows her journey in Japan, during the time it is opened up to Western ideas.

Cast

Her family
Aizu Domain
Tokugawa shogunate
Shinsengumi
Government of Meiji
Chōshū Domain
Satsuma Domain
Others

Reception

In 2014, the series was nominated for the International Emmy Award for best drama series.

References

  1. ^ Corkill, Edan (January 4, 2013). "NHK spotlights gunslinging daughter of the north in yearlong Sunday drama". The Japan Times.

External links

  • Official website (in Japanese)
  • Yae no Sakura on IMDb
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