Tsuyoshi Kusanagi will have his first Taiga drama role with next year’s Seiten wo Tsuke. The NHK drama stars Ryo Yoshizawa as Eiichi Shibusawa, the “father of Japanese capitalism.” Tsuyoshi will play Yoshinobu Tokugawa, the last shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate who forms a deep relationship of mutual trust with Eiichi Shibusawa for the entirety of his life.
Comment from Tsuyoshi
I’m very happy to be able to perform together with all the actors announced today. I can really feel the energy from the script I received, it’s a powerful story to develop one’s senses acting, and I want Yoshinobu Tokugawa to leave a deep impression in everyone’s memories. I believe my role as Yoshinobu will have a huge impact on my life. I want to take on this challenge with full strength.