March 20, 2013

2013 NHK Taiga Drama: "Yae's Sakura" March: Eps. 11 - Eps. 12

Yae's Sakura

NHK World Premium > Schedules > Historical Drama "Yae's Sakura"

NHK: "The historical drama for 2013 is the life story of Yae Yamamoto, a woman born to a family belonging to the Aizu clan in Fukushima Prefecture in the late Edo Period, who later becomes known as Yae Niijima. Yae keeps exploring her potential all her life with the samurai spirits passed down in Aizu people, while bravely living through the age of turmoil, readied as a soldier armed with a gun."



image024 Historical Drama "Yae's Sakura" Eps. 11

Mar 17 (Sun) 20:00-20:44
Mar 18 (Mon) 3:00-3:44
Mar 23 (Sat) 13:05-13:49

In Kyoto, the Aizu clan is under threat of attacks from the Choshu clan. In Aizu, Yae's younger brother Saburo suddenly declares to enlist as a member of the troops sent to Kyoto, which infuriates Gompachi. Around the same time in Kyoto, Shozan is assassinated by the antiforeigner masterless samurai and Kakuma is struck with deep grief. Kakuma also learns that Choshu is seeking the life of Katamori, and feeds rage against them.

image024 Historical Drama "Yae's Sakura" Eps. 12

Mar 24 (Sun) 20:00-20:44
Mar 25 (Mon) 3:00-3:44
Mar 30 (Sat) 13:05-13:49

In July 1864, the Choshu clan launches attacks on the Imperial Palace--the outbreak of the Hamaguri Gate Rebellion. The shogunate's army led by Yoshinobu and Katamori manages to win the fierce battle against Choshu, thanks to the efforts made by Kakuma and Okura, and with the help of the Satsuma clan. Kakuma, however, is seriously wounded in his eyes in the battle. In Aizu, Yae is ambivalent about her marriage to Shonosuke, which was suggested by Kakuma just before the outbreak of the rebellion.


LINKS:

NHK World Premium > Schedules > Historical Drama "Yae's Sakura" (in English)

NHK 大河ドラマ「八重の桜」Homepage: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/yaenosakura/

Character Chart 登場人物相関図: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/yaenosakura/cast/aizu.html



EXHIBITION:

"Yae's Sakura" Exhibition:

* Edo-Tokyo Museum: 3/12 (Tue) 〜 5/6 (Sun)
* Fukushima Museum, 5/17 (Fri) 〜 7/3 (Wed)
* Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum, April 21 〜 June 3
* The Museum of Kyoto (Kyoto Bunka Hakubutsukan), 7/13 (Sat) 〜 9/1 (Sun)



2013年NHK大河ドラマ特別展 八重の桜
* 江戸東京博物館 2013年3月12日(火)〜5月6日(月・休)
* 福島県立博物館 2013年5月17日(金)〜7月3日(水)
* 京都文化博物館 2013年7月13日(土)〜9月1日(日)



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