Hiyokko (2017) – Dramacool

The 17-year-old Yatabe Mineko grew up in a family of seven in a mountain village in northeastern Ibaraki Prefecture. Her father Minoru has gone to Tokyo to work in order to earn extra money. However, her life completely changes when her father does not come back for the New Year. Mineko asks her family to let her go to Tokyo to find him and promises to send money home. In the autumn of 1964, she and two childhood friends Tokiko and Mitsuo are hired to start working at a small factory in Tokyo’s working class neighborhood. After work each day, Mineko searches for her father and gets disheartened at times. Mineko overcomes challenges and starts to lay down roots in Tokyo as she experiences many meetings and farewells amid the laughter and tears with regulars, people of the shopping street, friends, and colleagues. But will she be able to find her father?

  • Native Title: ひよっこ
  • Also Known As:
  • Screenwriter: Okada Yoshikazu
  • Director: Kurosaki Hiroshi
  • Cast & Credits

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    • Arimura Kasumi

      Yatabe Mineko

      Main Role

    • Sawamura Ikki in Hiyokko Japanese Drama (2017)
      Sawamura Ikki

      Yatabe Minoru [Father]

      Support Role

    • Kimura Yoshino in Hiyokko Japanese Drama (2017)
      Kimura Yoshino

      Yatabe Miyoko [Mother]

      Support Role

    • Furuya Ikko in Hiyokko Japanese Drama (2017)
      Furuya Ikko

      Yatabe Shigeru [Grandfather]

      Support Role

    • Miyahara Kanau in Hiyokko Japanese Drama (2017)
      Miyahara Kanau

      Yatabe Chiyoko [Younger sister]

      Support Role

    • Takahashi Rai in Hiyokko Japanese Drama (2017)
      Takahashi Rai

      Yatabe Susumu [Younger brother]

      Support Role


    • Score: 8.2 (scored by 248 users)
    • Ranked: #57136
    • Popularity: #5762
    • Watchers: 1,015


    • Drama: Hiyokko
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 156
    • Aired: Apr 3, 2017 – Sep 30, 2017
    • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    • Original Network: NHK
    • Duration: 15 min.
    • Content Rating: G – All Ages

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