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Feature Drama

Sakura Road, YTV 50th Anniversary SP Drama[2009]

さくら道 -読売テレビ開局50年記念ドラマスペシャル-

123’ x 1 episode



Cherry blossoms (‘sakura’ in Japanese) are the most familiar and the most popular flower for Japanese people. Yet there is a remarkable and true story about the flowers that is not well known.

The 1960s was a period of unprecedented economic growth in Japan. In the midst of this excitement, there was a man who focused his entire life on planting cherry trees. His dream was to plant 300,000 cherry trees, making a “Milky Way” of cherry blossoms on the ground connecting the Sea of Japan with the Pacific Ocean. Everyone around him, including his family, failed to understand his dream.

Why on earth did he keep planting cherry trees? He was looking for the meaning of life in the cherry blossoms that show both their strength and grace as time passes. As people living in the 21st century, we can learn from him. An environmental warning - everyday we are reminded of global warming and other environmental problems in newspapers and on television.

For 40 years he worried about the environment, and his actions reflect this. We hope everyone will watch this drama about the global environment, and its impact on the 21st century.


Naoto Ogata

Hiroko Yakushimaru

Mirai Shida

Harue Akagi

Takashi Sasano

Hideji Otaki

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