Friday, March 17, 2017

Tabe Mikako to star in new NHK drama "Tsubaki Bunguten ~ Kamakura Daishoya Monogatari ~"

Tabe Mikako will be starring in the new NHK drama "Tsubaki Bunguten ~ Kamakura Daishoya Monogatari ~" (Tsubaki Stationery Store ~ The story of Kamakura notary public ~) which consists of 8 episodes and will begin its run from 14 April in the Fridays 10pm timeslot. The drama is based on the novel "Tsubaki Bunguten" by Ogawa Ito which was nominated for the 2017 Honya Taisho and set in the traditional city Kamakura.

Tabe plays the role of Hatoko who returns to her hometown in Kamakura for the first time in 8 years and inherits her late grandmother's stationery store Tsubaki Bunguten. However, the shop exists only in form and is actually a notary public which writes letters on behalf of others. As a newbie in this trade, Hatoko gradually becomes better at writing various types of letters with the best words to convey the clients' feelings to the recipients. Through her work, Hatoko's heart gets filled with satisfaction and joy which inspires her to make changes to her life. Co-stars include Takahashi Katsunori, Kamiji Yusuke, Katase Nana, Niitsu Chise, Enami Kyoko, Okuda Eiji and Baisho Mitsuko. The theme song "Kotonoha" is written and sung by ayaka.

Source: Oricon

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