Dear Father

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Set in an old prestigious ryotei (Japanese-style restaurant) in a small town in the center of Tokyo, a young itamae (cook for Japanese dishes) struggles his life, love and work while the long-lasted ryotei and the beloved old town face the change to survive the time. This heartwarming drama shows the intimate relationship of the community that has been lost nowadays, asks what the most important things in your life is, and tells how difficult it is to make a decision. The story is told in the form of a letter from him to his unknown father with lots of humor and love.

Series Cast

  1. Kazunari Ninomiya

    Kazunari Ninomiya

    Tahara Ippei

    11 Episodes

  2. Meisa Kuroki

    Meisa Kuroki


    11 Episodes

  3. Tatsuo Umemiya

    Tatsuo Umemiya

    Komiya Ryuuji

    11 Episodes

  4. Reiko Takashima

    Reiko Takashima

    Tahara Yukino

    11 Episodes

  5. Saki Fukuda

    Saki Fukuda

    Sakashita Eri

    11 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2007 | 11 Episodes

Season 1 of Dear Father premiered on January 11, 2007.

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Dear Father


Original Name 拝啓、父上様

Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 58m



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