Asuka (1999)

Drama 15m
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The 61st NHK Asadora Drama is Asuka. Set in Kyoto in the home of a traditional Japanese candy-maker, Asuka is the story of one young girl's dream to one day walk in her father's shoes and become a top candy-maker in the male-dominated world of wagashi (Japanese confectionery). Asuka grows to be a healthy, adventurous young girl with a deep curiosity and, a desire to become a candy-maker like her father. This NHK drama is one of the best in years with an excellent cast, a well-developed story based on extensive research into the traditional worlds of candy making and the tea ceremony in Kyoto, and beautiful scenery and settings in Kyoto and the surrounding areas.

Series Cast

  1. Yûko Takeuchi as 速田(宮本)あすか

    Yûko Takeuchi

    速田(宮本)あすか

    149 Episodes

  2. Tomio Umezawa as 藤吉玉治郎

    Tomio Umezawa

    藤吉玉治郎

    149 Episodes

  3. Naohito Fujiki as 速田俊作

    Naohito Fujiki

    速田俊作

    149 Episodes

  4. Hitomi Satô as 藤吉(綾瀬)舞

    Hitomi Satô

    藤吉(綾瀬)舞

    149 Episodes

  5. Yûko Natori as 藤吉(綾瀬)ひろこ

    Yûko Natori

    藤吉(綾瀬)ひろこ

    149 Episodes

  6. Ineko Arima as 藤吉志乃

    Ineko Arima

    藤吉志乃

    149 Episodes

  7. Gannosuke Ashiya as 藤吉巌治郎

    Gannosuke Ashiya

    藤吉巌治郎

    149 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1 - Asuka

Season 1

1999 | 149 Episodes

Season 1 of Asuka premiered on October 4, 1999.

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Facts

Original Name あすか

Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

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