Set in Kyoto in the home of a traditional Japanese candymaker, Asuka is the story of one young girl's dream to one day walk in her father's shoes and become a top candymaker in the male-dominated world of wagashi (Japanese confectionery). Asuka grows to be a healthy, adventurous young girl with a deep curiosity and a desire to become a candymaker like her father.
This NHK drama is one of the best in years with an excellent cast, a well-developed story based on extensive research into the traditional worlds of candymaking and the tea ceremony in Kyoto, and beautiful scenery and settings in Kyoto and the surrounding areas.
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Comments by snow_san [Rating: 1/10] Quit after 55 episodes. Completely bland - there is NOTHING going on in this drama. Annoyances here/there. Nobody in this drama stands out. Asuka's character is insignificant; acts like a naive child throughout. Her character has been the most annoying. Every problem situation that has arisen up till now, she has handled poorly, selfishly, tip toes~dances around, problem excalates. Takeuchi Yuko's acting - not impressed. Very poor script.
Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10] Good job by Yuko and the rest of the cast. Good insight into the making of wagashi.