|Hojo Tokimune - 2001 NHK Taiga Drama|
Cast: WATANABE Ken, ASANO Atsuko, TOAKE
Yukiyo, FUJI Sumiko, KITAOJI Kinya, WATABE Atsuro and KIMURA Yoshino.
This 2001 40th NHK Taiga drama features, for the first time, a historical figure from the Kamakura Era. Our hero is Hojo Tokimune whose short, yet glorious life epitomizes the tempestuous events that rocked the preiod.
Tokimune succeeds his father as the regent when he is only 18, but matures into an energetic, capable leader who guides his army in repressing Kublai Khan and the Mongol invasion.
The main focus of the story is Hojo Tokiyori's older sons, their relationship, and their views and actions concerning Kublai Khan's attempted invasion. The two brothers, Tokimune and Tokisuke, are torn apart by politics.
It tells the dramatic and turbulent life of young shikken Hojo Tokimune, and his successful defense of Japan from invasion by Mongolia in the 1200's. It is a tragic story of betrayal and clan wars and Hojo Tokimune is at the center of it all.
TV Broadcast Quality(VHS Quality)
2001 Taiga Drama - Color - Fullscreen - 49 Episodes on 7 discs.
Japanese with English subtitles