NHK Taiga Drama 2014 to be Filmed in Fukuoka and Oita

10/11/2012 12:38 No Comments

It was announced the 2014 installment of taiga drama is to be filmed in Fukuoka and Oita! Taiga drama is the name NHK gives to its annual, year-long historical fiction television series broadcasted in Japan and worldwide. The main character of the 2014 drama is Kanbei Kuroda, a Japanese daimyo of the late Sengoku through early Edo period. Renowned as a man of great ambition, Kuroda was the chief strategist under Toyotomi Hideyoshi and a commander of a samurai army of the Fukuoka Kuroda domain. Filming will take place at many historical spots in Fukuoka and Oita, and it’s anticipated that the drama will be a great PR opportunity for Fukuoka to be showcased to the world. Positive economic impact is expected from the filming. So, it’s time to get a head start studying the history surrounding Kuroda Kanbei! For starters, you can visit his tomb is in Sofukuji Temple, Fukuoka City. Source: Nishi Nihon Shinbun 10/11

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