|Nezumi-Kozo, Running Around Edo|
NHK TV Mini Series, 9 Episodes 3 Disc Box Set
Director: Rintaro Mayuzumi, Yasuhiro Kawamura
Cast: Hideaki Takizawa, Shiori Kutsuna, Taiga Kyomoto, Nana Katase
Nezumi Kozō (鼠小僧?) is the nickname of Nakamura Jirokichi (仲村次郎吉 1797 - 1831), a Japanese thief and folk hero who lived in Edo (present-day Tokyo) during the Edo period.
Based on the novel "Nezumi, Edo wo Hashiru" by Jiro Akagawa (published December 22, 2004 by Kadokawa Shoten ).
Under the rule of Shogun Ienari, the samurais and the townspeople are all discontented and grumbling about their lot in life. Amidst all these, there lives a man by the name of Jirokichi, popularly known as Nezumi Kozo. Jirokichi runs a bar with the help of his sister, Kosode. Unbeknownst to everyone, Jirokichi and Kosode are always helping the victimised weak and poor from being bullied by the evil rich.
2014 Color Widescreen 3 Disc Box Set 450 Min.
Japanese with Optional English Subtitles.