Carnation (2011)

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Carnation is a Japanese television drama that aired in the Asadora slot on NHK from 3 October 2011 to 31 March 2012. It is the 85th Asadora. It is based on the life of the fashion designer Ayako Koshino in Kishiwada, Osaka. Ayako was the mother of the internationally famous designers Hiroko Koshino, Junko Koshino, and Michiko Koshino.

Series Cast

  1. Mari Natsuki as Itoko Ohara (older)

    Mari Natsuki

    Itoko Ohara (older)

    151 Episodes

  2. Machiko Ono as Itoko Ohara

    Machiko Ono

    Itoko Ohara

    151 Episodes

  3. Akari Ninomiya

    Itoko Ohara (child)

    151 Episodes

  4. Chiaki Kuriyama as Natsu Yoshida

    Chiaki Kuriyama

    Natsu Yoshida

    151 Episodes

  5. Akira Takarada as

    Akira Takarada

    151 Episodes

  6. Yumi Asou as Chiyo Ohara

    Yumi Asou

    Chiyo Ohara

    151 Episodes

  7. Masahiro Koumoto as Eisaku Kinomoto

    Masahiro Koumoto

    Eisaku Kinomoto

    151 Episodes

  8. Takamasa Suga as Taizo Yasuoka

    Takamasa Suga

    Taizo Yasuoka

    151 Episodes

  9. Yukiyo Toake as Sadako Matsuzaka

    Yukiyo Toake

    Sadako Matsuzaka

    151 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2011 • 151 Episodes

Season 1 of Carnation premiered on October 3, 2011.

Episode 151

(1x151, March 26, 2012) Season Finale

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Original Name カーネーション

Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese


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