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パペットホームズ、大河ドラマなどの好きなテレビ番組やラグビーについて書いています。アフィリエイトはやっていません。/Welcome to my blog. I write about some Japanese TV programmes including NHK puppetry and Taiga Drama, Sherlock Holmes and rugby. I don't do affiliate marketing.
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To those who read the posts on Taiga Drama in English 7

Today I write about the reason why I simplified the introduction of "Onna Joshu Naotora".

Firstly, it is due to the press on my daily life. Secondly, I also manage two blogs other than this and I have not finished posting the articles on "Sanada Maru" as yet. From these kinds of reasons, I simplify the posts on the episodes temporary. I’d like to write about the outline at least but the details will be summarised and posted later. And the episodes of "Furin Kazan" will be simplified for the time being.

To tell the truth, the series "Onna Joshu Naotora" is criticised for its peculiarity and not popular as "Sanada Maru". I will write about it after the broadcast of the final episode.

[ 2017/08/25 23:45 ] Taiga Drama | TB(-) | CM(2)

To those who read the posts on Taiga Drama in English 3

Today I run over the main points of my posts concerning the series of Taiga Drama.

"Onna Joshu Naotora" is the series that is being broadcast this year. This is set in the 16th century Totomi, current western part of Shizuoka and describes the decline and the reconstruction of the Ii clan, especially the life of II Naotora who guards her adoptive son Toramatsu, later II Naomasa. At present, it describes the domestic administration of Naotora with her vassals and advisers rather than battles.

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Ko Shibasaki as II Naotora

"Sanada Maru" was broadcast in 2016. It describes the life of SANADA Nobushige (Yukimura). He was born as the second son of Sanada Masayuki, becomes a hostage to the Uesugi clan and then serves TOYOTOMI Hideyoshi. After the Battle of Sekigahara, he is exiled to Kudoyama in Kii, current Wakayama but escapes there to participate in the Siege of Osaka. In the winter campain, he achieves a brilliant exploit by winning the Battle of Sanadamaru. Not only the description of Nobushige, but also that of Masayuki gained popularity.   

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Masato Sakai as Sanada Nobushige

"Furin Kazan" is the series broadcast in 2007. It is based on the novel written by Yasushi Inoue that features YAMAMOTO Kansuke, strategist of TAKEDA Shingen. As the series is full of battle scenes, sword fights, conspiracies and tough and manly characters, it is strongly supported by many men. At first 48 episodes were to be produced but one episode was added at the request of viewers.

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Seiyo Uchino as Yamamoto Kansuke in armour

Personally, "Furin Kazan" reminds me of "Sharpe" produced by ITV. 

The images are from the official websites of "Onna Joshu Naotora" and "Sanada Maru", and a DVD of "Furin Kazan".

[ 2017/04/29 00:45 ] Taiga Drama | TB(-) | CM(0)

The meaning of "Furin Kazan"

What do the words "Furin Kazan" mean? They come from the phrases on the banner of TAKEDA Harunobu (Shingen), a daimyo who ruled Kai, current Yamanashi and Shinano, current Nagano in the 16th century in Japan.
The phrases originate from "The Art of War" by a Chinese general Sun Tzu. The Chinese version and English translation of them are as below.

Chapter 7, passage 17: “故其疾如風,其徐如林“
Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your silence that of the forest.

Chapter 7, passage 18: “侵掠如火,不動如山“
In raiding and plundering be like fire, be immovable like a mountain.

(From Wikipedia)

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Title of "Furin Kazan" written by Koji Kakinuma

”Furin Kazan” is on-yomi (Chinese style reading) of "風"(wind), "林" (forest), "火" (fire) and "山" (mountain).

The opening credits of "Furin Kazan" begin with the recitation of the phrases by Seiyo Uchino in Japanese. Then cavalrymen of the Takeda Army, mountains, waterfall, Fudo Myoo (Acalanatha ), and battle flags appear in successon. And its up-tempo theme attracted the viewers. 

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Red battle flags and cavalrymen in the opening credit

The original story was adapted for a film featuring Toshiro Mifune as YAMAMOTO Kansuke in 1969.

The images are from a DVD of "Furin Kazan".

[ 2017/04/20 00:45 ] Taiga Drama Furin Kazan | TB(-) | CM(0)

Furin Kazan

NHK BS Premium broadcasts Taiga Drama Series produced in the past on Sundays and "Furin Kazan" is being broadcast at present. It is loosely based on the novel written by Yasushi Inoue that features YAMAMOTO Kansuke who served TAKEDA Harunobu (Shingen) as strategist.

It was produced and broadcast in 2007 and Seiyo Uchino, who acts TOKUGAWA Ieyasu in "Sanada Maru" plays the leading character. I will post something about the plot and historical background of the drama occasionally.

The image below shows Uchino as Yamamoto Kansuke. As the character is one-eyed and lame in one leg, Uchino is said to have been absorbed in perfecting his role and attained rehabilitation after the finish of shooting.

The image is from a DVD of "Furin Kazan".

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[ 2017/04/08 00:45 ] Taiga Drama Furin Kazan | TB(-) | CM(0)
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『西郷どん』復習の投稿をアップしている一方で、『青天を衝け』の感想も書いています。またBSで再放送中の『黄金の日日』の再放送も観ています。そしてパペットホームズの続編ですが、これは是非とも来年の大河が始まる前に、三谷氏にお願いしたいところです。

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