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Asuka [あすか]

Drama Details
Sweet Ambition
Telecast:1999-10-04 to 2000-04-01
Season:Fall 1999

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TV Station:NHK
Duration:149 Episodes x 15 minutes each

The 61st NHK Asadora Drama is Asuka.

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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Actor/Actress Cast (6)
Takeuchi Yuko
Miyamoto Asuka
Konno Misako
Miyamoto Kyoko (Asuka's mother)
Ashiya Gannosuke
Fujiyoshi Ganjiro (Kyoko's father)
Natori Yuko
Ayase Hiroko (Mai's mother)
Sato Hitomi
Ayase Mai (Asuka's cousin)
Fujiki Naohito
Hayata Shunsaku aka Professor (Asuka's childhood friend)

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1. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 7/10]
Good job by Yuko and the rest of the cast. Good insight into the making of wagashi.
2. Comments by Susan [Rating: ?/10]
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