Supporting cast announced for NHK drama series “Seiten wo Tsuke” starring Ryo Yoshizawa. The 20 newly announced performers are Kaoru Kobayashi, Emi Wakui, Eri Murakawa, Ryoko Fujino, Kengo Kora, Riko Narumi, Seiichi Tanabe, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Ai Hashimoto, Kenshi Okada, Sei Hiraizumi, Mayumi Asaka, Naoto Takenaka, Ikkei Watanabe, Kanji Tsuda, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Yoshino Kimura, Mitsuru Hirata, and Hiroshi Tamaki. “Seiten wo Tsuke” is NHK’s 60th taiga drama series and revolves around the life of Eiichi Shibusawa (played by Ryo Yoshizawa). He became known as the father of Japanese capitalism. Among the supporting characters, Ai Hashimoto will play Chiyo Odaka. Eiichi Shibusawa liked her since he was a child and they eventually became husband and wife.
“Seiten wo Tsuke” will during 2021 in Japan.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Eiichi Shibusawa (Ryo Yoshizawa) was born in 1840 to a farmer’s family. He grew up helping his family with work, which was to manufacture and sell indigo production and also silk farming. He left his hometown at the age of 23 and began working for the government. He later travelled to Paris and learned about banking. Upon his return to Japan, he helped build up the first modern bank in Japan. He eventually became a founder or supporter to about 500 companies and was involved with about 600 public services, including education for women.