J.Drama – Yae’s Sakura (八重の桜)

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Yae’s Sakura –

“Yae’s Sakura” – the story of Niijima Yae, who was born into the Aizu Domain during the late Edo period. With her gunnery Skilled, she helped defend Aizu during the Boshin War, earning her loyal name of the “Bakumatsu Joan of Arc.” She married educator Neesi, ma (Niijima Jo) and became a Christian after the war. Born as the daughter of Gunning mentor in Aizu clan in 1845 who grew up with a strong spirit mind gave very handful often. She had been admit by her older brother Kakuma to accept her excellent of military art and human literary. She had been taught secretly in her way by watching/learning the gunnery of her older brother Kakuma in the backyard of the own house which her father Gonpachi didn’t prove/like her act. She later on refused the military training in 1851 that caused the negative chain reaction of military political incident…. Luck, Katamori, the head of Aizu Clan, helped and saved her life which gave her strength to create the new pathway of the second part of her bright life.

八重の桜 – 会津藩の砲術師範・山本権八、佐久夫妻の子として生まれる。会津戦争時には断髪・男装し、鶴ヶ城籠城戦で最新銃・スペンサー銃を手に奮戦したことから、後 に「幕末のジャンヌ・ダルク」と呼ばれる。但馬出石藩(現・兵庫県豊岡市)出身で会津藩校・日新館の教授を務める川崎尚之助と結婚したが、後に別れる。戦 後、京都府顧問として活躍していた兄・覚馬を頼り京都に。そこで同志社大学創立者となる新島襄と運命的な出会いを果たし、結婚。女は男に従うことが当然視 された時代、豪放で周囲からは勝手気ままに見える八重の生き方は世間から「天下の悪妻」といわれる。

封建的風潮の残る中、男女の平等を望む八重は、西洋帰りの夫を「ジョー」と呼び捨てにし、レディーファーストを取り入れる。その奇妙でおかしくもある夫婦関係を世間がののしっても、八重はまるで気にしない。その生きざまを夫は「ハンサムウーマン」と称した。

In more detail —>  http://www9.nhk.or.jp/yaenosakura/special/mov/#mov10

For free download —> http://www.gooddrama.net/japanese-drama/yae-no-sakura

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