2013 NHK Taiga Drama: "Yae's Sakura" July: Eps. 26- Eps. 30AF's Kimono Calendar: September 2013

September 02, 2013

2013 NHK Taiga Drama: "Yae's Sakura" August: Eps. 31- Eps. 36

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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."

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Aug 5 (Mon) 3:00-3:44

Yae receives a letter of divorce from Shonosuke. Although Yae keeps a hold on herself, she becomes overwhelmed by great sorrow. In fact, Shonosuke failed in rice trade and is now under detention, but he didn't mention it in his letter. Yae also receives news from Kyoto that Kakuma is alive and wants to bring in Yae and other family members to Kyoto. Yae is pleased at the news, however, the joy is short-lived as she learns that now Kakuma has a common-law wife and their daughter.

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Aug 12 (Mon) 3:00-3:44

The next morning after Yae moved to Kakuma's house in Kyoto with Saku and Mine, Yae has a hard time following Kakuma's wife Tokie who works with alacrity in the kitchen. Mine, missing her mother Ura, rushes out of the house and collapses into tears. Yae tries to run after Mine, however, Kakuma stops her. Kakuma orders Yae to help him rebuild Kyoto.

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Aug 18 (Sun) 20:00-20:44
Aug 19 (Mon) 3:00-3:44
Aug 24 (Sat) 13:05-13:49

Masanao Makimura, the governor of Kyoto, whom Kakuma serves under, is arrested on suspicion of business interference. To ask Makimura's guardian Kido for help, Kakuma heads for Tokyo with Yae. Although Kakuma's plea was not accepted, Makimura is released amid the confusion resulted from the internal disunity of the government. Yae, learning of Shonosuke's whereabouts from Katsu, goes to see Shonosuke in Asakusa where she reunites with her haggard bloodless spouse.

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(Sun) 20:00-20:44 Aug 26
(Mon) 3:00-3:44 Aug 31
(Sat) 13:05-13:49

In 1875, Jo (formerly named Shimeta Niijima) who came back from the US embarks on the establishment of an English school in Kyoto, with the backing of Kakuma and Makimura. Around the same time, Yae starts learning the principle of Christianity encouraged by Kakuma. One day, Yae runs into Jo at a missionary's house. Jo, learning that Yae teaches at a women's school, barges into her school to survey the situation. Meanwhile, Okura's brother Kenjiro returns to Japan after studying in the US for five years.

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Sep 1 (Sun) 20:00-20:44
Sep 2 (Mon) 3:00-3:44
Sep 7 (Sat) 13:05-13:49

While Yae is being confused by Jo's sudden marriage proposal, Yae's childhood friend Tokio comes to visit her from Tokyo with Hajime Saito, a former member of Shinsengumi. Yae is surprised to learn of their marriage. A little while later, Yae receives news that Shonosuke died of pneumonia. Jo forcibly puts Yae, who is struck with deep grief, into a rickshaw and takes her to the grassland where Saburo was killed in battle. Jo starts telling Yae the reason he took her there.

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Sep 8 (Sun) 20:00-20:44
Sep 9 (Mon) 3:00-3:44
Sep 14 (Sat) 13:05-13:49

Yae accepts Jo's proposal, however, she is threatened by Makimura who tells her to promise not to convert to Christianity or she will be fired from her school. Yae flatly states that she will never betray her husband and then leaves her school tearing herself from her students. Jo finally accomplishes his long-sought goal of opening Doshisha English School and gets married to Yae.


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2013 NHK Taiga Drama: "Yae's Sakura" July: Eps. 26- Eps. 30AF's Kimono Calendar: September 2013