I wasn't expect that, since the summary tells that it is about the difficulties of a young girl to be a cook in a chauvinistic world. And it is but it is also about the kindness of people, how they help each other in small but significant ways; it is also about family and to care about someone else's well being. I didn't watch the previous Mi wo Tsukushi Ryouricho drama specials and I have no clue how it look like, that's why I am not going to compare between them here, obviously - Just saying if that's what you are looking for. Mio's despair at not having been able to help Noe escape her fate at Yoshiwara all those years ago, threatened to overwhelm her completely. As she tries to find a path for herself amongst the highly competitive world of chefs, she comes to learn first-hand just how many trials and tribulations she will have to endure.
. Mio could fully empathize with young Fuki, who was an orphan and yet was courageous enough to survive on her own. Besides, it is very short, with 8 episodes only, of 35 minutes aprox each ep. And of course, it is also about overcoming the difficulties in life with the help of people who loves you. The story takes place in the very old era of Japan, so all you see is a historical filming set with the old woody stuff, tiny unpaved roads and the chonmage. This drama is very light, warm, soft and has a smooth plot with a episodic story-line that develops into nothing but a happy ending, where Mio shines and succeeds - as it's mentioned in the synopsis.
Narumi Yasuda indeed was irreplaceable, although it was my first time to watch her performance but she really grabbed my attention with her genuine acting. In 1802, 8-year-old Mio lost her parents in a river flood in Osaka and feels all alone after she is also separated from her childhood friend Noe. I am adding Kuroki Haru in my list of favorite actresses. But those are very slightly focused on though, as the main place is Tsuru-ya the restaurant, where our cook devotes her time and efforts to make it the num. Her love for her adopted daughter, and for her son was beautiful.
The food that are shown look mostly so tasteful and there is a little culinary demonstration of the main recipe of the day at the end of each episode, performed by the amazing Kuroki Haru. Whenever role she plays, I just want her to be happy And when she is, her happiness is contagious. She overcomes these difficulties and eventually becomes a top female cook. In Edo of the early 1800's, Mio Kitagawa Keiko is foretold that while she will live a life of trials and tribulations, there will always be a blue sky waiting for her beyond the clouds. Yes, the main mission and the beginning of the story is all about looking for a missing person, yet it's basically a side event which doesn't really interfere with the main character's development and her success in the culinary world. Even though Seiemon criticized Mio's cooking each time, he always returned to the restaurant daily. Especially since her fellow housemate, O-Ryo's son was strickened by the life-threatening measles at the same time.
If I want to pull my thoughts all together, then I would say that this drama has a lot between its lines, great moral stories and many things to be inspired by. Dewa, I will stop here and go to pray for a second season. Mio begins training as a cook because of her gift for taste in a time when females were still banned from the kitchen. It is the Spring of 1814. As she tries to find a path for herself amongst the highly competitive world of chefs, she comes to learn first-hand just how many trials and tribulations she will have to endure. Follow Description: In Edo of the early 1800's, Mio Kitagawa Keiko is foretold that while she will live a life of trials and tribulations, there will always be a blue sky waiting for her beyond the clouds.
Her sad smile was so poignant. This drama is very sentimental, if it doesn't hit that thing in your heart in the first two episodes then you might not enjoy the rest, for me, this was a very pleasing good ride, had enjoyed it so much that I watched one episode after one constantly, this is definitely my cup of tea and my cup of coffee as well! Country: Japanese Status: Released: Genre: ;. The long-distance friendship with her childhood friend, their commitment and their faith on each other is so priceless as well. Yet, I just finished watching the last episode and couldn't resist putting my inputs right here in this space, because this drama with its simplicity worth even more than 10. And she is so gentle, so Japanese-lady-like.
To add to her worries, Mio heard from Mataji that her dear childhood friend, Noe, who is one of the top oiran prostitutes in Yoshiwara red-light district of Edo , was injured while trying to protect another prostitute from being slashed by a patron. Nagayma Kento, Oh that smile! However, the restaurant was burnt down in a fire and she sets off for Edo with Yoshi and her husband Kahei. The pure delicate affection that's exchanged between her and that charismatic Samurai, their adorable interactions without even using the word love frankly with each other, it's also something I always look for and enjoy watching, such a noble and decent love is really common in Japanese historical dramas - the last five minutes in the finale is everything, got butterflies in my stomach while watching it. Mio is a true role model with her hardworking, determination, dedication and fortitude, as she battles countless obstacles such as the difference between her own city Osaka's and then Edo's cooking style, the gender racism, the jealousy of her rivals, and many more, she stays strong and fights for her right to succeed and chase after her dream and fulfill her passion yet she never fails to remain ethical and moral, soft and feminine, kind and nice with a child-like smile in her lovely face at the same time. I couldn't help but have a crush on both of them, him and Moriyama Mirai from Water Boys - he has grown to a rippana ikemen otoko though! Still, with the help of those around her, Mio won't give up searching for her own flavor. My other favorite in this dorama was her mistress Yasuda Narumi , who loved her as a mother.
The whole cast was brilliant, everyone has done so well indeed, but the only who I resented his existence is Kimura Yuichi, I am not sure if I didn't like his personality or his acting, but for me he was an annoying extra character. It happened repeatedly, which left Mio puzzled and troubled by it all. Mio is bewildered by the contrasting flavors of the Kansai region and Edo, and also has to deal with the obstructions of a rival shop and a status difference in her love with the samurai Komatsubara. Still, with the help of those around her, Mio won't give up searching for her own flavor. It's cozy and feels so warm to my heart indeed.
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