Atsu Hime (2008) – Dramacool

The 47th NHK Taiga Drama is a life story of Atsuhime who was born in Kagoshima Prefecture, then called Satsuma, and became the wife of Tokugawa Iesada, the 13th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate. She accedes to the highest rank in Ooku, the inner palace of the Edo castle where women related to the reigning shogun resided. Iesada dies soon after their marriage and Atsuhime assumes the name Tenshoin at the age of 23. She exerts herself for the Tokugawa clan and for the nation during the upheaval in the Meiji Restoration, headed by those from Satsuma.
In 1835, Shimazu Tadatake, head of the Imaizumi-Shimazu family of the Satsuma clan, and Oyuki are blessed with a long-awaited daughter, Okatsu, who later becomes Atsuhime. She grows up as a tomboy, full of wonders, yet warm-hearted. Meanwhile, as the Satsuma clan is undergoing financial reform, headed by chief retainer Zusho, Tadatake is punished for being lenient with farmers. Okatsu, unable to absorb why her father is punished, charges over to Zusho.

(Source: DramaWiki)

  • Native Title: 篤姫
  • Also Known As: Atsu-hime , Atsuhime , Princess Atsu
  • Director: Horikirizono Kentaro, Sato Mineyo, Watanabe Yoshio
  • Screenwriter: Tabuchi Kumiko
  • Genres: Historical, Drama, Political
  • Cast & Credits

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    • Miyazaki Aoi

      Okatsu / Atsu-hime

      Main Role

    • Nagatsuka Kyozo in Atsu Hime Japanese Drama (2008)
      Nagatsuka Kyozo

      Shimazu Tadatake

      Support Role

    • Higuchi Kanako in Atsu Hime Japanese Drama (2008)
      Higuchi Kanako


      Support Role

    • Okada Yoshinori in Atsu Hime Japanese Drama (2008)
      Okada Yoshinori

      Shimazu Tadayuki

      Support Role

    • Sasaki Sumie in Atsu Hime Japanese Drama (2008)
      Sasaki Sumie


      Support Role

    • Umeno Yasukiyo in Atsu Hime Japanese Drama (2008)
      Umeno Yasukiyo

      Uchiwa Magoroku

      Support Role


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    • Drama: Atsu Hime
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 50
    • Aired: Jan 6, 2008 – Dec 14, 2008
    • Aired On: Sunday
    • Original Network: NHK
    • Duration: 45 min.
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