Kawaei Rina in this year’s NHK 2021 Taiga Drama

The Japanese television station NHK will broadcast the NHK 60th Taiga drama “Seiten o Tsuke” on 14 February 2021. This time it looks at the life of Shibusawa Eiichi the father of Japanese capitalism. Shibusawa Eiichi is featured on the 10,000 yen bill today. Shibusawa Eiichi played an important role in building the Japanese economic system at the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate as well as the beginning of the Meiji era. He accompanied the brother of Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu to the Paris World’s Fair and is the founder of today’s  Mizuho Bank.

NHK has announced the cast and EX-AKB48 Kawaei Rina will play Ichijou Mikako the wife of the last shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu.

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