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Kōji, Daichi, Tarō Sakamoto and the employees of Kohaze-ya celebrate Hiroto Mogi's victory over Naoyuki Kezuka. However, the papers on the following day say that Kezuka could not do his best because of his bad condition and devote very little space to praise Mogi's run. And in the sport magazine whose editor interviewed with Mogi, there is no mention of Rikuoh. It seems that the press doesn't want to praise Mogi but hope that Kezuka will be back in good form. Moreover, Asia Industries advertise in the magazine. Mogi gets angry with it.

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Hiroto Mogi (Ryōma Takeuchi, centre) and his teammates read the magazine but their expectations are betrayed.

To make the matter worse, Tachibana Raschel, a company who provides the texture for the upper of Rikuoh asks Kohaze-ya to cancel transactions. It is clear that Atlantis Japan exerts pressure on the company because Kōji and Daichi meet Obara and Sayama of Atlantis Japan when they accept the cancellation. Though they make cynical remarks to them, Kōji tells Obara that he has an eye for the material for their shoes and the words move the president of Tachibana Raschel. Anyway, the plan of making Rikuoh hits a snag.  

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Kohaze-ya cannot decide whether they should keep making Rikuoh or not.

The images are from the official website of "Rikuoh". 

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Thanks to the big hit of "Ashigaru Taishō", Kohaze-ya gets good business results however Fukuko Nishii collapses from the heart attack during the work and Haruyuki Iiyama is assaulted by a thug. Because of their hospitalisations, Hiroshi Ōhashi of Saitama Chuo Bank hesitates to finance the company. And Kenji Obara of Atlantis Japan who is greedy to sponsor Hiroto Mogi, who recovers from the injury. Obara and Sayama try to make "R-II", their main product for him and tells him that Kohaze-ya is in a difficult financial condition. But Takahiko Murano who still visits the clubhouse of Daiwa Food Running Team denies their words.

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Daichi (Kento Yamazaki) repairs the machine of "shiruku rei"

While Iiyama stays in hospital, a machine of "shiruku rei" develops trouble. Daichi tries to repair it and asks Iiyama to show him the design. Iiyama refuses it at first as it's so important for him but finally makes Motoko deliver the design to Kohaze-ya. At last Daichi repairs the machine and makes "shiruku rei" again and he, Kōichi and Murano give many pairs of Rikuoh to Mogi. The New Year starts and Kōichi, Daichi and the employees of Kohaze-ya go to Gunma to cheer Mogi in the New Yeat Ekiden Race but they are disappointed to see him who wears R-II. However, he takes them off and wears Rikuoh the next moment.

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Kōichi (Kōji Yakusho), Daichi (second from the right) and the employees of Kohaze-ya visit Gunma to cheer mogi in the New Year Ekiden Race

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After many complications, Iiyama and Daichi succeed in making "shiruku rei" whose solidity satisfies the quality standard of Rikuoh. Then Kōichi dines with the employees at Soramame and thanks them for their efforts. Then he tries to make Rikuoh for Mogi, however, he is asked to retire from running because of his injury. And Takahiko Murai, a shoe fitter of Atlantis Japan quits his job because he disagrees with Obara about whether the company should sponsor Mogi or not.

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Murano (ICHIKAWA Udanji, far right) disagrees with Kenji Obara (Pierre Taki, left) and quits his job

On the other hand, Kōichi faces financial difficulty. The more he devotes himself to develop Rikuoh, the less Kohaze-ya make a profit from making tabi. And Hiroshi Ōhashi of Saitama Chuo Bank tells him unless the company's situation changes for better, he should prepare for the worst. Kōichi becomes confused but he gets an idea from his children's conversation and plans making new-type jika-tabi, a kind of footwear worn by workmen or farmers using "shiruku rei". It is named "Ashigaru Taishō"(*) and is a big hit.

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Iiyama (Akira Terao), Kōichi (Kōji Yakusho) and Daichi (Kento Yamazaki, from left to right) develop new Rikuoh for Mogi 

(*) The words mean a commander who leads a troop of ashigaru (foot soldier) but it also mean that a workman who wear the tabi can work with alacrity.

The images are from the official website of "Rikuoh".


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The Characters of "Rikuoh" 6

Atlantis Japan

Kenji Obara (Pierre Taki)

The sales manager of Atlantis Japan, Japanese branch of a fictional sport company of the US. He places too much importance on profit and such way of thinking on his part causes the friction between him and Takahiko Murano.

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Junji Sayama (Kazutoyo Koyabu)

A man who works under Obara at Atlantis and behaves as his minion. He often visits the clubhouse of Daiwa Foods Running Team.

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Takahiko Murano (ICHIKAWA Udanji)

A shoe fitter who works at Atlantis Japan who is respected by many runners and has pride in his business. Because of being in disagreement with Obara, he resigns from his post and joins Kōichi's project of Rikuoh.

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The images are from the official website of "Rikuoh".

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The Characters of "Rikuoh" 5

Daiwa Foods Running Team

Hiroto Mogi (Ryōma Takeuchi)

A rising young runner who competed with Naoyuki Kezuka at Hakone Ekiden. After getting injured during the race in Toyohashi, he changes his running style. And then Kōichi Miyazawa offers to sponsor him because Atlantis stops sponsoring him owing to the injury.

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Akihiro Kido (Takuma Oto-o)

A hot-blooded man who coaches the runners and tries to protect them from the pressure of Atlantis.

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Takao Hirase (Masato Wada*)

An experienced runner who is relied on by young teammates but decides to retire because he feels that he reaches the limit of his strength. Later he becomes a coach.

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Other Runners

Hayato Tachihara (Kentarō Uno)

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Naoyuki Kase (Kō Maehara)

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Hisao Naitō (Masato Hanazawa)

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Kawai (Toshihiko Satō)

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Mizuki (Takanari Ishii)

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Hashii (Yūga Andō)

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Asia Industries Running Team

Naoyuki Kezuka (Gaku Sano)

Like Mogi, he is an uprising young runner also and has a strong sense of rivalry with Mogi. He is constantly sponsored by Atlantis. 

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Yoshida (Ryōsuke Yamamoto)

A runner of the team

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(*) Wada was a runner when he was a student of Nihon University and took part in Hakone Ekiden.

The images are from the official website of "Rikuoh".

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The Characters of "Rikuoh" 4

Saitama Chuo Bank Gyōda Branch

Tarō Sakamoto (Shunsuke Kazama)

A staff of the section that finances companies. He thinks that the relationship between people is important and advises Kōichi to develop a new project. However, he is transferred to Maebashi Branch later.
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Hiroshi Ōhashi (Tōru Baba)

A staff of the branch who belongs to the same section with Sakamoto and takes his place after his transfer. Unlike Sakamoto, he is skeptical about the project of Rikuoh and scolds him severely for supporting the project.

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Tōru Ienaga (KATSURA Jakujaku)

A manager of the branch. He is unwilling to finance medium or small sized companies and has no opinion of Sakamoto who financed Kohaze-ya when he worked under him.

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The images are from the official website of "Rikuoh".

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Employees of Kohaze-ya

Toshimitsu Yasuda (Haruka Uchimura) 

A mid-career employee of Kohaze-ya who is keen on making Rikuoh. He is caring also and sometimes mediates between Kōichi and other employees. 

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Genzō Tomishima (Kōtarō Shiga)

A managing director who is charge of accounting. He doesn't welcome Kōichi's project because the third president of Kohaze-ya (Kōichi's father) tried to do a same thing but in vain. 

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Sewing Staff

Misaki Nakashita (Ayako Yoshitani)

The youngest member of the sewers. She learns how to not only how to sew tabi but how a member of society should do at Kohaze-ya. 

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Yoneko Mizuhara (HARU Yasuko)

An experienced sewer who assists Akemi Masaoka who leads the sewers. She also takes care of her fellow workers.

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Fukuko Nishii (SHŌJI Terue)

The eldest member of the sewers and knows the previous president well. Needless to say, she has known Kōichi since his childhood. She has a chronic heart disease.

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Yoshiko Hashii (Yoriko Kamimura)

An inspiring person and speaks in a loud voice. She sometimes insists on an opinion to Kōichi. 

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Akemi Masaoka (Sawako Agawa)

A high-spirited leading sewer who has great skill and is responsible also. Even Tomishima admits her superiority. She usually joins the meeting and drinking parties at Soramame, Kōichi's favourite izakaya (Japanese style bar). 

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Miyazawa Family

Kōichi Miyazawa (Kōji Yakusho)

A president of Kohaze-ya. As his company’s poor performance cause by a depressed need of tabi, he decides to make running shoes instead. The idea is opposed by the employees especially Genzō Tomishima, managing director who knows the failure of Kōichi's father who also tried to make running shoes. However, he completes prototype product and support Hiroto Mogi, a member of Daiwa Food running team with it but comes up against Atlantis, a major sport company.

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Mieko Miyazawa (Fumi Dan)

Kōichi's wofe and a mother of Daichi and Akane. She supports her husband at home and grasps how the family members feel.

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Daichi Miyazawa (Kento Yamazaki)

A son of Kōichi and Mieko. At first, he has no will of succeeding Kohaze-ya and is busy with job hunting but becomes to change himself little by little after helping Haruyuki Iiyama with making "shiruku rei" and makes Rikuoh with energy.

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Akane Miyazawa (Mone Kamishiraishi)

A daughter of Kōichi and Mieko. She likes her father Kōichi so much and worries about her elder brother Daichi secretly besides studying for entrance examination of university.

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The images are from the official website of "Rikuoh".

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Kōichi's new project is opposed by Genzō Tomishima, a managing director and is in charge of accounting. He knows that the third president of Kohaze-ya, father of Kōichi once made a pair of running shoes called "Rikuoh" that means the one who dominates the lands but failed. Even so, Kōichi acts positively and decides to use Haruyuki Iiyama's "shiruku rei" as sole of new Rikuoh. Though Tomoshima shows disapproval of Iiyama who made his company go into bankruptcy, Kōichi approaches Iiyama and then he asks Kōichi to make him one of the members of the project in return for using "shiruku rei". Then Daichi assists him though he is currently job hunting. He has no will of succeeding his father in the family business.

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Daichi (Kento Yamazaki, right) assists Haruyuki Iiyama (Akira Terao) besides job hunting

However, Tarō Sakamoto is transferred to Maebashi Branch of Saitoma Chuō Bank. It is him who told Kōichi about "shiruku rei" juse before he left Gyōda. His successor Hiroshi Ōhashi is severe on the project of Rikuoh. 
Kōichi and Daichi plan to ask Hiroto Mogi, member of Daiwa Food's running team to support his activity by supplying Rikuoh. Because of the injury, he is not supported by Atlantis, a major sport company. Then Kōichi visits the ground of Daiwa Foods and hands him the shoes they developed but they are insufficient to support his run.   

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Kōichi (Kōji Yakusho) who wears hanten (*) of Kohaze-ya meets Hiroto Mogi (Ryōma Takeuchi, left)

(*) A short coat worn by merchants or workmen

The images are from the official website of "Rikuoh".


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I mention the TV series in the entry below. 

The series is based on a novel by Jun Ikeido that describes a fictional tabi (Japanese socks) company called "Kohaze(*)-ya" in Gyōda, Saitama and a company-owned running team. Kōichi Miyazawa, the fourth president of Kohaze-ya is adviced to develop new business by Tarō Sakamoto because of the downsturn of making tabi. Sakamoto works at a financing section of Saitama Chuō Bank, main financing bank of Kohaze-ya and a man whom Kōichi can consult with when he is in trouble. Then he tries to make running shoes that is so light using the method of sawing tabi. But it's hard for him to develop his new business.

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Kōichi Miyazawa (Kōji Yakusho, far right) and his staff plan to make running shoes 

One day he goes to Toyohashi, Aichi with his son Daichi to see a marathon race and some famous young runners as Hitoro Mogi and Naoyuki kezuka enter it. During the race, Mogi damages his tendon and is forced to withdraw from it. On the other hand, Kōichi is at a loss how he should find a good material for his shoes. Then Tōru Arimura, owner of sports equipment shop recommends him "Shiruku-rei", the material invented by Haruyuki Iiyama using cocoon. It obtains a patent but is storing away now because Iiyama spent a large sum of money to make it and his company went bankrupt as a result.

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Kōichi decides to meet Haruyuki Iiyama (Akira Terao, left) to ask him to cooperate on his project

(*) Kohaze is a kind of clasp that is used to wear tabi.

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