Oshin is a 2013 Japanese movie directed by Shin Togashi and based on the popular TV drama of the same name which aired on NHK from 1983-1984.
The story is set in the Meiji period and revolves around the young daughter of a poor family in Yamagata Prefecture who’s sent away to work for a wealthy family to earn a living. The overarching theme of perseverance through hardships became a trademark of the Oshin character, which made the original series incredibly popular throughout Asia and throughout the world, reaching viewership numbers that have yet to be matched. The original drama spanned most of Oshin’s life, but the movie will focus on her childhood.
|Fuji Tanimura, Oshin's mother|
|Senzo Tanimura, Oshin's father|
|Tsune, Nakagawa Lumber Shop employee|
|Mino, young bride of Kaga-ya rice wholesaler|
|Seitaro, Kaga-ya's proprietor|
|Naka Tanimura, Oshin'a grandmother|
|Matsuzou, old charcoal maker|
|Kuni, Kagaya's lady of the house|