NHK Taiga handover ceremony from "Gunshi Kanbee" to "Hana Moyu"
The NHK Taiga handover ceremony was held on 21 Nov at the NHK headquarters which was attended by Okada Junichi, the lead actor of the current Taiga "Gunshi Kanbee", and Inoue Mao, the lead actress of the upcoming Taiga "Hana Moyu". Okada offered his encouragement to Inoue who promised to work hard in making her drama a success. As part of the ceremony where the leads exchange gifts from the local areas where their characters hailed from, Okada presented a kimono belt from Hakata, Fukuoka, while Inoue gave raw blowfish from Yamaguchi Prefecture to him.
The final episode of "Gunshi Kanbee" will be shown on 21 December while "Hana Moyu" will begin its run from 4 January 2015.