Asuka (1999) – Dramacool

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 candy making and the tea ceremony in Kyoto, and beautiful scenery and settings in Kyoto and the surrounding areas.
(Source: DramaWiki)

  • Native Title: あすか
  • Also Known As: Sweet Ambition ,
  • Director: Kubota Mitsuru
  • Genres: Food, Business, Life, Drama
  • Tags: Wagashi, Asadora, Short Length Series (Vote or add tags)
  • Cast & Credits

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    • Takeuchi Yuko

      Miyamoto Asuka

      Main Role

    • Fujiki Naohito in Asuka Japanese Drama (1999)
      Fujiki Naohito

      Professor Hayata Shunsaku [Asuka’s childhood friend]

      Support Role

    • Asari Yosuke in Asuka Japanese Drama (1999)
      Asari Yosuke

      Hayata Shunsaku [Young]

      Support Role

    • Fujioka Hiroshi in Asuka Japanese Drama (1999)
      Fujioka Hiroshi

      Miyamoto Rokutaro [Asuka’s father]

      Support Role

    • Konno Misako in Asuka Japanese Drama (1999)
      Konno Misako

      Miyamoto Kyoko [Asuka’s mother]

      Support Role

    • Ashiya Gannosuke in Asuka Japanese Drama (1999)
      Ashiya Gannosuke

      Fujiyoshi Ganjiro [Kyoko’s father]

      Support Role


    • Score: 8.3 (scored by 8 users)
    • Ranked: #56758
    • Popularity: #99999
    • Watchers: 78


    • Drama: Asuka
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 149
    • Aired: Oct 4, 1999 – Apr 1, 2000
    • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    • Original Network: NHK
    • Duration: 15 min.
    • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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