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Cover story of a movie, “Tengaramon” set in Nagasaki now open to the public

26Feb 2021 tomocchi
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“Tengaramon”, released nationwide on December 11, 2020 is a story of

Tomoatsu Godai (1836-1885) who played an active role

during the last days of Tokugawa Shogunate and the beginning of the Meiji era. Have you seen it already?

Many noted spots in Nagasaki appear in the drama.

 

“Nagasaki tabinet” is now running a special feature on “Tengaramon”!

 

In addition to the introduction of the film, noted places of Nagasaki that appear in the movie as well as the areas associated with Tomoatsu Godai are covered.

 

 

 

 

Introduction of the film:

At the end of Tokugawa Shogunate, when whole Japan was terrified by the visit of Commander Matthew Perry, four young samurai ran through the west end of Japan, Nagasaki, sensing the arrival of new era of Japan.

The film features Saisuke Godai (Future Tomoatsu, by Shunma Miura) and Ryoma Sakamoto (Shohei Miura). A crowd of samurai were trying to kill them for some unknown reason. At this instant, their lives started to correspond.

Antiforeign policy or opening of the country to the rest of the world? Godai took no notice to the internal battle but turned his eyes to the world. During those days, he happened to meet a prostitute, Haru (by Aoi Morikawa), and was driven to dream a free way of life. He then shared his vision with Ryoma Sakamoto, Yataro Iwasaki (Takanori Nishikawa), Hirobumi Ito (Yuki Morinaga) to realize a country where everyone can have a free dream of his own.

(Cast) Haruma Miura, Shohei Miura, Takanori Nishikama, Morinaga Yuki, Aoi Morikawa, Misako Renbutsu and others

Directed by Mitsutoshi Tanaka, Screenplay by Eriko Komatsu

Produced by ©2020 Production Committee of the film “Tomoatsu Godai”.

Distributed by Giggly Box Co., Ltd.

Released nationwide on December 11, 2020.