Title (romaji): Oshin
Episodes: 297 15-minute episodes
Sub-genre: Human drama
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 1983-Apr-04 to 1984-Mar-31
Viewership ratings: Ep1=39.2, High=62.9, Avg=52.6
Opening theme song: “Oshin” Main Theme /「おしん」メインテーマ
The 31st NHK Asadora Drama is Oshin.
Oshin tells the story of a girl born in a very poor rural family in Japan, who through hard work and perseverance eventually triumphs over pain and adversity to achieve fame and success. Broadcast in the early 1980s when Japan had finally cast off the legacy of the post-war years and the Japanese were beginning to reap the benefits of economic development, the aim of the story was to recall the hardships the older generation had endured in order to pave the way for their children to enjoy their more affluent lifestyle. Viewers were drawn to the suffering of the main character Oshin – and then drew similarities between her story and their own home lives.
Some Japanese worried that showing Oshin abroad would give the country a bad profile – and would even be shameful because it showed the seldom glimpsed, poor, unequal side of Japan. In the event, the reverse proved true. Oshin gave viewers outside Japan – whose only image of Japan was formed by Japanese cars or electric goods, or through bitter memories of Japanese treatment during World War II – a far better understanding of the modern Japan and its people. — Courtesy, tve.org
Kobayashi Ayako as Oshin (6 to 10 years old)
Tanaka Yuko as Oshin (16 to 46 years old)
Otowa Nobuko as Oshin (50 to 84 years old)
Izumi Pinko as Fuji (Oshin’s mother)
Ito Shiro as Sakuzo (Oshin’s father)
Oji Michio as Naka (Oshin’s grandmother)
Yoshioka Yuichi as Shoji (Oshin’s older brother)
Watanabe Eriko as Tora (Shoji’s wife)
Sendo Nobuko / Senno Hiromi as Haru (Oshin’s older sister)
Watanabe Fumiko as Riki (family friend)
Namiki Shiro as Ryuzo (Oshin’s husband)
Sato Hideo as Daigoro (Ryuzo’s father, as listed in the NHK book)
Kitamura Kazuo as Daigoro (Ryuzo’s father)
Takamori Kazuko as Kiyo (Ryozo’s mother)
Kitamura Soichiro as Taro (Ryuzo’s older brother)
Kanze Yoko as Tsuneko (Fukutaro’s wife)
Imafuku Masao as Imamura Genemon
Ito Takeshi -> 萩堂 -> Yamano Reo -> 槇浩 -> Matsuda Yoji -> Fuke Norimasa as Yuu (Oshin’s oldest son)
Yamashita Shinji -> Takahashi Etsushi as Hitoshi (Oshin’s son)
Tanaka Misako -> Asaji Yoko as Michiko (Hitoshi’s wife)
Yoshino Yukiko as Tei
Kirihara Fumio as Sakita Tatsunori (husband of Tei)
Nagashima Yuko -> Sasaki Ai as Hatsuko (Oshin’s adopted daughter)
Kaga-ya (rice dealer)
Shikiya Aya -> Azuma Terumi as Yashiro Kayo (Oshin’s friend – same age)
Nagaoka Teruko as Kuni (Kayo’s grandmother)
Kobayashi Chitose as Mino (Kayo’s mother)
Ishida Taro as Seitaro (Kayo’s father)
Nomura Manzo as Yatsushiro Nozomi (Kayo’s son)
Ohashi Goro as Kei (Nozomi’s son)
Watanabe Misako as Harada Taka (mistress)
Nagawa Shinobu as Ritsu
Tomizawa Michie as Natsu
Shimamura Miki as Kei
Kiuri Mirai as Sode
Maya Yuko as Sono
Tanaka Setsuko as Toyo
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Translation: UTB Channel
Timer: keiko1981, kagi (ep1-28)
Additional help: y0ssy (ep23, 29, 57-58, 66, 71-72, 77-78, 81, 97, 104, 115, 117-118, 140, 150, 167, 192)
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