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Written by  Eriko Komatsu
Opening theme  NHK Symphony Orchestra
Country of origin  Japan
Final episode date  22 November 2009
Number of episodes  47
8.1/10 IMDb

Theme music composer  Kazuhiro Koizumi
Composer(s)  Michiru Oshima
First episode date  4 January 2009
Network  NHK
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Starring  Satoshi Tsumabuki Kazuki Kitamura Takako Tokiwa Misako Tanaka Masanobu Takashima Shun Oguri Tetsuji Tamayama Masami Nagasawa Manami Higa Saki Aibu Yusuke Kamiji Yu Shirota Mikihisa Azuma Seishiro Kato Kotaro Koizumi Yoshizumi Ishihara Yoshino Kimura Kei Yamamoto Akira Nakao Kyoko Fukada Shigeru Kōyama Takeshi Katō Ryuhei Matsuda Takashi Sasano Kōji Kikkawa Reiko Takashima Ken Utsui Sumiko Fuji Hiroshi Abe Hiroki Matsukata
Genres  Drama, Action Film, Historical Fiction
Cast  Satoshi Tsumabuki, Shun Oguri, Masami Nagasawa, Kazuki Kitamura, Takako Tokiwa
Similar  Fūrin Kazan, Atsuhime, Koumyou Ga Tsuji, Ryōmaden, Sanada Maru

Tenchijin (天地人) is the 48th NHK Taiga drama. It aired on NHK from January 4, 2009 every Sunday from 20:00 to 20:44 JST to November 22, 2009 spanning 47 episodes. The story centers on the life of the 16th century samurai Naoe Kanetsugu.

Contents

Production began on April 27, 2007. The story is based on the novel Tenchijin by Masashi Hisaka and was adapted for screen by scriptwriter Eriko Komatsu. The series' music composer was Michiru Oshima.

The protagonist of the drama, Naoe Kanetsugu, was taught by Uesugi Kenshin in his youth that to conquer the world is a trifling matter, but what matters is to live one's life with righteousness. After Uesugi's death, Naoe supports Uesugi Kagekatsu, who holds the destiny of Echigo province.

Staff

  • Original : Masashi Hisaka
  • Music : Michiru Oshima
  • Script : Eriko Komatsu, Kazue Matsushita
  • Historical research : Tetsuo Owada
  • Architectural research : Sei Hirai
  • Clothing research : Kiyoko Koizumi
  • Titling : Sōun Takeda
  • Production coordinator : Shinsuke Naitō
  • Casting : Yōichirō Takahashi
  • Narrator : Nobuko Miyamoto
  • Starring role

  • Satoshi Tsumabuki as Naoe Kanetsugu - born as Yoroku, then renamed as Higuchi Kanetsugu
  • Seishiro Kato as Higuchi Yoroku (childhood Kanetsugu)
  • Naoe house

  • Takako Tokiwa as Osen
  • Michiko Kichise as Oyū - Osen's elder sister
  • Joe Shishido as Naoe Kagetsuna
  • Shinji Yamashita as Naoe Nobutsuna - Osen's first husband
  • Hisako Manda as Oman - Osen's mother
  • Seishiro Kato as Naoe Kanematsu (childhood Naoe Kaneaki - Kanetsugu's son - double role)
  • Higuchi house

  • Masanobu Takashima as Higuchi Sōemon - Kanetsugu's father
  • Misako Tanaka as Ofuji - Kanetsugu's mother.
  • Kotaro Koizumi as Ōkuni Saneyori - Kanetsugu's younger brother
  • Homare Mabuchi as Higuchi Yoshichi (childhood Saneyori)
  • Miro Ebato as Kita - Kanetsugu's sister
  • Uesugi clan

  • Kazuki Kitamura as Uesugi Kagekatsu
  • Tetsuji Tamayama as Uesugi Kagetora
  • Hiroshi Abe as Uesugi Kenshin - foster father of Kagekatsu and Kagetora
  • Saki Aibu as Hanahime
  • Manami Higa as Kikuhime
  • Reiko Takashima as Sentōin
  • Uesugi retainers and their family members

  • Mikihisa Azuma as Izumisawa Hisahide
  • Sei Hiraizumi as Kuribayashi Masayori
  • Masayuki Suzuki as Fukazawa Toshishige
  • Shingo Katsurayama as Abe Masayoshi
  • Papaya Suzuki as Noborisaka Tōemon
  • Satoru Matsuo as Sakurai Haruyoshi
  • Minoru Matsumoto as Fukazawa Yashichirō
  • Yasuhiro Arai as Kitajō Takahiro
  • Kei Yamamoto as Yoshie Munenobu
  • Nobuaki Kakuda as Kakizaki Haruie
  • Takejō Aki as Kayo
  • Shunsuke Sugiyama as Nishiyama Kanzaemon
  • Takeshi Katō as Hokkō Zenshuku, a Zen priest, master of young Yoroku (Kanetsugu) and Kiheiji (Kagekatsu)
  • Oda clan

  • Kōji Kikkawa as Oda Nobunaga
  • Shingo Tsurumi as Akechi Mitsuhide
  • Shun Sugata as Shibata Katsuie
  • Toyotomi clan

  • Takashi Sasano as Toyotomi Hideyoshi
  • Sumiko Fuji as Nene
  • Shun Oguri as Ishida Mitsunari
  • Kyōko Fukada as Yodo
  • Hidekazu Mashima as Toyotomi Hidetsugu
  • Go Wakabayashi as Shima Sakon
  • Yoshizumi Ishihara as Fukushima Masanori
  • Takamasa Suga as Ukita Hideie
  • Hisayuki Nakajima as Asano Nagamasa
  • Tsutomu Takahashi as Katō Kiyomasa
  • Ryuhei Numata as Mashita Nagamori
  • Tatsuhiro Yanase as Maeda Gen'i
  • Umika Kawashima as Senhime (Ep. 46)
  • Masayuki Kikuchi as Natsuka Masaie
  • Kanji Tsuda as Ōtani Yoshitsugu
  • Hiroshi Yamada as Konishi Yukinaga
  • Tokugawa clan

  • Hiroki Matsukata as Tokugawa Ieyasu
  • Akinori Nakagawa as Tokugawa Hidetada
  • Seiji Matsuyama as Honda Masanobu
  • Taro Kawano as Sakakibara Yasumasa
  • Masato Nagamori as Ii Naomasa
  • Daisuke Iijima as Sakai Tadatsugu
  • Ippei Kanie as Honda Masazumi
  • Masaya Kikawada as Honda Masashige
  • Yukijiro Hotaru as Tōyama Yasumitsu
  • Atsuko Hirata as Asahi no kata
  • Mōri clan

  • Akira Nakao as Mōri Terumoto
  • Takahiro Mizuma as Mōri Hidemoto
  • Tadashi Yokouchi as Kobayakawa Takakage
  • Yūsuke Kamiji as Kobayakawa Hideaki
  • Maeda clan

  • Ken Utsui as Maeda Toshiie
  • Onoe Matsuya II as Maeda Toshinaga
  • Takeda clan

  • Ichikawa Emiya II as Takeda Katsuyori
  • Shun Ōide as Kōsaka Masanobu
  • Hōjō clan

  • Goro Ibuki as Hōjō Ujimasa
  • Yu Kamiki as Hōjō Ujinao
  • Isao Sasaki as Daidōji Masashige
  • Date clan

  • Ryuhei Matsuda as Date Masamune
  • Anne Watanabe as Princess Mego - Date Masamune's wife
  • Yuta Sone as Katakura Kagetsuna
  • Sanada clan

  • Yū Shirota as Sanada Yukimura
  • Ryo Iwamatsu as Sanada Masayuki
  • Masami Nagasawa as Hatsune - Sanada Yukimura's older sister.
  • Yuji Shirakura as Sarutobi Sasuke - a fictional ninja.
  • Chōsokabe clan

  • Seiichi Kawano as Chōsokabe Morichika
  • Other

  • Shigeru Kōyama as Sen no Rikyū
  • Yoshino Kimura as Oryō, Rikyū's daughter
  • Soundtrack

  • NHK Taiga drama Tenchijin Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (February 18, 2009)
  • NHK Taiga drama Tenchijin Original Soundtrack Vol.2 (August 26, 2009)
  • NHK Taiga drama Tenchijin Original Soundtrack Vol.3 (October 21, 2009)
  • Books

    Official guide
  • NHK Taiga drama story Tenchijin first part ISBN 978-4-14-923350-5(December 20, 2008)
  • NHK Taiga drama story Tenchijin latter part ISBN 978-4-14-923351-2(July 10, 2009)
  • NHK Taiga drama story Tenchijin last part ISBN 978-4-14-923352-9(October 24, 2009)
  • NHK Taiga drama, Historical handbook, Tenchijin ISBN 978-4-14-910693-9(December 20, 2008)
  • Sōun Takeda - Writing about Samurai ISBN 978-4-8356-1743-5(September 30, 2009)
  • Novel
  • Tenchijin First volume ISBN 978-4-14-005503-8(September 26, 2009)
  • Tenchijin Last volume ISBN 978-4-14-005504-5(September 26, 2009)
  • Tenchijin, New Edition, First volume ISBN 978-4-14-005553-3(November 14, 2008)
  • Tenchijin, New Edition, Latter volume ISBN 978-4-14-005554-0(November 14, 2008)
  • Tenchijin, New Edition, Last volume ISBN 978-4-14-005555-7(November 14, 2008)
  • References

    Tenchijin Wikipedia


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