Filming for NHK Taiga drama "Sanadamaru" completed on 27 October; last episode to be shown on 18 December
The filming for NHK Taiga drama " was completed on 27 October which was 1 year and 2 months after it started in Nagano Prefecture on 1 September last year. The lead actor Sakai Masato commented that it had been an enjoyable journey all this while. As the image of "Sanadamaru" is a ship, he described the members of the Sanada family as the crew of the ship, his co-stars as the ports which welcomed them warmly and the staff as the passengers of this ship. Although he wouldn't say that it had been a completely comfortable journey and there were times when they were unsure of where they were heading, they were able to see scenery which they never saw before through this journey. As for his thoughts about the scriptwriter Mitani Koki, Sakai described the latter as the person who came up with the itinerary for their journey that enabled them to achieve what they did and thanked him for his hard work.
The last episode i.e. Ep 50 will be shown on 18 December.