Although it had been a good 22 years since the 1995 NHK drama "Kura" where Matsu had to film in such snowy conditions, she revealed that she doesn't use heat packs in the daytime and keeps them for the late night shoots. With regard to the cold wave, she expressed that she was OK with it especially since this is exactly the same type of atmosphere as projected in the drama. As for Mitsushima, she said that she loves the cold so much and doesn't use heat packs at all. She even teased the staff members for being all wrapped up like wild animals.
The filming of the drama is expected to last till the end of February and will be done in Tokyo and Karuizawa.