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  • Title: 華岡青洲の妻
  • Title (romaji): Seishu Hanaoka no Tsuma
  • Also known as: Seishu Hanaoka's Wife
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Jidaigeki
  • Episodes: 6
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2005-Jan-21 to 2005-Mar-04
  • Air time: Friday 23:00 to 23:45


Hanaoka Seishu is a surgeon in the end of Edo period, who succeeded in breast-cancer operation with full anesthesia for the first time in the world. Based on Ariyoshi Sawako's novel, the drama portraits conflicts between his mother Otsugi and his wife Kae's two women who loved and supported him. --NHK



  • Based on Sawako Ariyoshi's book of the same title, translated into English as "The Doctor's Wife."

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