Nakayama expressed her thanks about being the opportunity to take on the role of the eldest daughter in such a classic story and said that Tsuruko is actually more like a mother than an elder sisters. When the filming ended, she had the feeling that it would be nice to continue with it because she had enjoyed it so much. As for Takaoka who last played Nakayama's best friend cum rival in love in the 2016 WOWOW drama "Kenja no Ai", she said that they were like true sisters in this drama and it was so fun to be chatting and laughing together.
Ito revealed that she was unsure whether to watch the 1983 movie version where Yoshinaga Sayuri played the same character as her and finally decided to do so one week before the filming started. She was glad that she did that as it helped her a lot during her filming. As for Nakamura, she happened to read the book written by Takamine Hideko who played the youngest daughter in the 1950 movie version just before she got the offer to play the same role and said that it actually added more pressure to her.
Since the filming was done entirely in Kyoto during the autumn, Nakayama revealed that she didn't have time to go sightseeing since she was making daily commutes between Tokyo and Kyoto so she hoped to be able to go there at her own leisure next time. In contrast, Nakamura said that she was able to go sightseeing and see the autumn leaves but she was surrounded by couples everywhere and wondered how they would feel about seeing her wandering around on her own.
Sources: Eiga.com / Oricon