Sunday, February 23, 2014

Osawa Takao to play Inoue Mao's husband in the 2015 NHK Taiga "Hana Moyu"

Osawa Takao will be taking on the role of Odamura Inosuke (later known as Katori Motohiko) in the 2015 NHK Taiga drama "Hana Moyu" starring Inoue Mao who plays his second wife Yoshida Fumi. Odamura had married Yoshida Shoin's younger sister Hisa first but she later passed away. On the other hand, Fumi who was also Yoshida's younger sister, had married Kusaka Genzui but he later committed suicide. Odamura then remarried Fumi later and became the first mayor of Gunma Prefecture who shifted the prefecture's office from Takasaki to Maebashi and contributed greatly to the thread manufacturing and rearing of silkworms industries as well as the education sector.

Osawa acknowledged that he had never heard of Odamura before he got the offer to play this role. However, the drama is more about the people around the hero who played great supporting roles in his success so he felt that this will be a rather different Taiga from the ones made so far.

Source: Mantan Web

1 comment:

chan said...

Inoue will play the woman named "Fumi", a younger sister of Yoshida Shoin, the thinker in the last days of the Tokugawa shogunate.