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The 37th NHK Taiga Drama is Tokugawa Yoshinobu. The series focuses on the life of Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the 15th and final ruler of the Tokugawa period. Born the seventh son of Lord Nariaki of Mito, Yoshinobu is named shogun when he is just 29 years old. With a wisdom and vision beyond his years, he tries to prolong the life of this 200-year-old dynasty which began with Ieyasu. However, he is unable to forestall the winds of revolution as clans in Choshu, Satsuma and Tosa, with the help of the Imperial Court, clamor for change.

  1. Ryōtarō Shiba


Series Cast

  1. Tohru Emori as Hisamitsu Shimazu

    Tohru Emori

    Hisamitsu Shimazu

    49 Episodes

  2. Narushi Ikeda as

    Narushi Ikeda

    49 Episodes

  3. Ken'ichi Yajima as

    Ken'ichi Yajima

    49 Episodes

  4. Isao Sasaki as

    Isao Sasaki

    49 Episodes

  5. Hikari Ishida as Mika

    Hikari Ishida


    49 Episodes

  6. Ryūzō Hayashi as

    Ryūzō Hayashi

    49 Episodes

  7. Bunta Sugawara as Saisho Tokugawa

    Bunta Sugawara

    Saisho Tokugawa

    49 Episodes

  8. Masaaki Sakai as

    Masaaki Sakai

    49 Episodes

  9. Chizuru Ikewaki as

    Chizuru Ikewaki

    49 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1998 | 49 Episodes

Season 1 of Tokugawa Yoshinobu premiered on January 4, 1998.

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Tokugawa Yoshinobu
Tokugawa Yoshinobu


Original Name 徳川慶喜

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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