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Kensaku Kamimura is an archeologist. He makes a discovery that overturns history. Kensaku's discovery proves humans existed in Japan at a time where it was previously thought they did not. The small village of Shiona, where Kensaku made his discovery, also feels an influx of new people coming to the area. Kensaku's discovery is to be written into textbooks with the help of editor Rina Sakuma. Rina becomes attracted to Kensaku as they spend time together. Meanwhile, the bone of a female student is discovered at an excavation site where Kensaku works. The female student went missing 13 years ago. Detective Taichi Yukinaga, who worked on the case back then, resumes his investigation. A scholar visits Rina and tells her that Kensaku's discovery has been manipulated.

Series Cast

  1. Yo Oizumi as Kensaku Kamimura

    Yo Oizumi

    Kensaku Kamimura

    4 Episodes

  2. Yasuko Matsuyuki as Rina Sakuma

    Yasuko Matsuyuki

    Rina Sakuma

    4 Episodes

  3. Seiichi Tanabe as Taiichi Yukinaga

    Seiichi Tanabe

    Taiichi Yukinaga

    4 Episodes

  4. Kei Tanaka as Yoshiaki Baba

    Kei Tanaka

    Yoshiaki Baba

    4 Episodes

  5. Yoshihiko Hakamada as

    Yoshihiko Hakamada

    4 Episodes

  6. Itsuji Itao as Michio Kashiwada

    Itsuji Itao

    Michio Kashiwada

    4 Episodes

  7. Takanori Jinnai as Zenzou Sawawatari

    Takanori Jinnai

    Zenzou Sawawatari

    4 Episodes

  8. Hiromi Iwasaki as Saeko Beimatsu

    Hiromi Iwasaki

    Saeko Beimatsu

    4 Episodes

  9. Masane Tsukayama as Eijiro Hiyama

    Masane Tsukayama

    Eijiro Hiyama

    4 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2014 • 4 Episodes

Season 1 of Salt of the Earth premiered on February 16, 2014.

Episode 4

(1x4, March 9, 2014) Season Finale

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Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth


Original Name 地の塩

Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language Japanese


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