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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ishibashi Anna to appear in new WOWOW drama "Miyazawa Kenji no Shokutaku"

Ishibashi Anna will be appearing in the new WOWOW drama "Miyazawa Kenji no Shokutaku" starring Suzuki Ryohei which begins its run from June in the Saturdays 10pm timeslot. The drama which is based on the same-titled manga by Uonome Santa, features Suzuki as young Miyazawa, a poet and author of children's literature, known for his famous works such as "Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru" and "Ame nimo makezu" who had the image of being simple and eccentric but will be painted as a humourous, curious and innocent person. Through his love for food and classical music, the drama will be a touching tale about Miyazawa and the people around him. After leaving his home in Hanamaki, Iwate in the 10th year of the Taisho era (1921), Miyazawa returns home for the first time in 8  months when he makes the croquette he tasted in Tokyo for his family and realises the importance of sharing your happiness with others.

Ishibashi who has worked with Suzuki several times previously such as in TBS drama "Tennou no Ryouriban and NHK programme "LIFE! ~ Jinsei ni sasageru conto ~", will be playing Miyazawa's beloved younger sister Toshi who died at the young age of 24 and inspired him to write the poem "Eiketsu no Asa". As Toshi loved to play the violin, Ishibashi also had to learn how to play it from scratch and was glad that the character setting wasn't that she was an expert in this. She expressed joy at being able to work closely with Suzuki this time and hopes to be able to show the cheerfulness, considerate, gentle and strong sides of Toshi who loved, respected and trusted her elder brother.

Source: Oricon

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