NHK Drama 2018 Shot in Chiran
The NHK taiga drama is a popular and famous show loved and watched by everyone in Japan. It is a year-long historical fiction television series with episode broadcast every Sunday.
In 2018, the 57th edition, titled « Segodon », will feature a story rooted in the life of historical figure Takamori Saigo, one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history, as he became the central figure of the Meiji Restoration. He has been called the « last true samurai ».
The drama was shot in 2017 notably in the beautiful Samurai house street of Minami-Kyushu city, home to Chiran green tea, as Takamori was born in the Satsuma Domain (today Kagoshima pref.).