Massan is based on the lives of Masataka Taketsuru and his wife Jessie Roberta "Rita" Cowan, a Scotswoman Taketsuru met while studying abroad. American actress Charlotte Kate Fox stars as ... See full synopsis »

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Tetsuji Tamayama ...  Masaharu Kameyama 150 episodes, 2014-2015
Charlotte Kate Fox ...  Ellie Kameyama 150 episodes, 2014-2015
Noriko Eguchi Noriko Eguchi ...  Yoshiko 150 episodes, 2014-2015
Yôko Matsuoka Yôko Matsuoka ...  Narrator 150 episodes, 2014-2015
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Massan is based on the lives of Masataka Taketsuru and his wife Jessie Roberta "Rita" Cowan, a Scotswoman Taketsuru met while studying abroad. American actress Charlotte Kate Fox stars as Ellie Kameyama opposite Japanese actor Tetsuji Tamayama as Masaharu Kameyama in a fictionalized account of Rita's travels to Japan and Taketsuru's attempts to begin the Nikka Whisky Distilling company.

The story starts in Taisho era year 9, 1920 and the storyline develops for the next 50 years : The son and heir to a sake brewery in Hiroshima has discovered a passion for making whiskey. Blessed by his employer, he travels alone to Scotland to learn how to make the finest Whiskey. After two years, he returns to Japan with his expertise and dream of making Whiskey and his new foreigner wife.

Massan is a Japanese television drama series, the 91st Asadora (morning drama) broadcast on NHK. It premiered on September 29, 2014, and will be broadcast daily until March 28, 2015.

It is the first time that NHK's ...

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Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 September 2014 (Japan) See more »

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Tokyo, Japan See more »

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NHK See more »
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(150 Episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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