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Original run: 4 Jan 2009 – 22 Nov 2009

Country of origin: Japan

Genre: Action, Drama, History

Network: NHK JP

Watched by: 10 of 698 418 0%

Total running time: 1 day 15 hours 3 minutes

Episode duration: 50 minutes

IMDB rating: 5.7 of 10 89

MyShows rating: 4.67 of 5 6


The 48th NHK Taiga drama is Tenchijin, based on Hisaka Masashi's novel of the same name. The story centers on Naoe Kanetsugu, a loyal and devoted samurai in Echigo Province in the 16th century. Kanetsugu was trained in his early childhood by Uesugi Kenshin and after his death, served Kenshin's adopted son Kagekatsu and is known for his extreme loyalty to the Uesugi family. He also made every effort to protect the people of Echigo with a strong sense of justice and genuine sympathy toward commoners.

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