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Dondo Bare

Dondo Bare / どんど晴れ is a Japanese TV series. The 76th NHK Asadora is Dondobare. Locations include Morioka, Iwate. This story follows the life of Yokohama-born Natsumi (Higa), as she struggles to become the owner-operator of a famous Ryokan (traditional Japanese) inn.

Episodes: 156 (15 mins. each)
Genre: Family drama
Air time: Monday through Saturday at 8:15
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 2007-Apr-2 to 2007-Sept-29
Theme Song: Daijobu by Oda Kazumaza

Casts:
Heroine
Higa Manami as Asakura Natsumi (heroine)
Uchida Asahi as Kagami Masaki (27)

Asakura Family – Yokohama
Mori Masako as Asakura Fusako (47)
Osugi Ren as Asakura Keigo (50)
Kamiki Ryunosuke as Asakura Toyoma

Ryokan Inn “Kagami Inn”
Uchida Asahi as Kagami Masaki (fiancee)
Miyamoto Nobuko as Kagami Tamaki (“Kagami House” proprietess)
Suzuki Masayuki as Kagami Hisanori (master)
Azuma Mikihisa as Kagami Shinichi (oldest son)
Hinagata Akiko as Kagami Emiko (Shinichi’s wife)
Suzuki Sotaro (鈴木宗太郎) as Kagami Kenta (Shinichi’s eldest son)
Komuro Yuta (小室優太) as Kagami Yuta (second son)
Kanie Ippei (蟹江一平) as Kagami Koji
Kusabue Mitsuko as Kagami Katsuno (大女将) (Head proprietress)
Nakae Yuri (中江有里) as Kagami Toshie

Other Residents of Kagami Inn
Akita Keijo (あき竹城) as Ono Tokie (head maid)
Kawamura Yukie (川村ゆきえ) as Matsumoto Kana (maid)
Shiraishi Miho as Harada Ayaka
Takahashi Gentaro (高橋元太郎) as Nakamoto Tsutomu (clerk)

Iwate Residents
Fukikoshi Mitsuru as Iwamoto Jujiro (“IHATOVE” tea master)
Daniel Kahl as Billy Jonathan (Botanist at Iwate University)
Suzuki Ranran as Mizumori Aki (photographer)
Watanabe Kunito (渡邉邦門) as Kishimoto Satoshi (Nambu iron casting pupil)
Nagato Hiroyuki as Sasaki Heiji (Nanbu iron casting craftsman)

Yokohama Residents
Aizawa Sayo as Fujimura Kaori
Sasaki Isao (ささきいさお) as Yoshizawa Masato
Beppu Ayumi (別府あゆみ) as Takebayashi Kumiko

Others
Yamamoto Kei as Yoshida
Ryu Shi Won as Junso
Toyota Maho as Saito Aiko

Original writing: Komatsu Eriko (小松江里子)
Producer: Naito Shinsuke (内藤愼介)
Casting: Zashiki Warashi

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