Saka no Ue no Kumo (2009) – Dramacool

The 19th Century was a turbulent one for Japan. Enduring the throes of change brought about by the Meiji era, it still struggled to join the world and be considered a “civilized, modern nation.” After 300 years, samurai turned to labor, farmers sought other industries, and technology became king. Saka no Ue no Kumo covers the later years of the Meiji, when Japan—still wrestling with its identity—fought the little discussed Russo-Japanese War. We join the story with brothers Akiyama Yoshifuru (Abe Hiroshi) and Akiyama Saneyuki (Motoki Masahiro), and their friend, the poet Masaoka Shiki (Kagawa Teruyuki), as they face these travails with decided Japanese spirit.

Saka no Ue no Kumo is an award-winning drama based on a serialized novel by Shiba Ryotaro.

  • Native Title: 坂の上の雲
  • Also Known As: Clouds Over the Hill , Clouds Above The Slope
  • Director: Kimura Takafumi, Isshiki Takashi
  • Screenwriter: Nozawa Hisashi
  • Screenwriter & Director: Takeshi Shibata, Kato Taku
  • Cast & Credits

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    • Motoki Masahiro

      Akiyama Saneyuki

      Main Role

    • Abe Hiroshi in Saka no Ue no Kumo Japanese Drama (2009)
      Abe Hiroshi

      Akiyama Yoshifuru

      Main Role

    • Kagawa Teruyuki  in Saka no Ue no Kumo Japanese Drama (2009)
      Kagawa Teruyuki

      Masaoka Shiki

      Main Role

    • Kanno Miho in Saka no Ue no Kumo Japanese Drama (2009)
      Kanno Miho

      Masaoka Ritsu

      Support Role

    • Matsu Takako in Saka no Ue no Kumo Japanese Drama (2009)
      Matsu Takako

      Akiyama Tami [Yoshifuru’s wife]

      Support Role

    • Ishihara Satomi in Saka no Ue no Kumo Japanese Drama (2009)
      Ishihara Satomi

      Akiyama Sueko [Saneyuki’s wife]

      Support Role


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    • Drama: Saka no Ue no Kumo
    • Country: Japan
    • Episodes: 13
    • Aired: Nov 29, 2009 – Dec 25, 2011
    • Aired On: Sunday
    • Original Network: NHK
    • Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
    • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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