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  • Title: ハチロー
  • Title (English): Hachiro
  • Also known as: Poems for Mother, Poems for Father
  • Tagline: 母の詩、父の詩 / Haha no Shi, Chichi no Shi
  • Format: Renzoku
  • Genre: Human drama
  • Episodes: 9
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2005-Jan-24 to 2005-Mar-21
  • Air time: Monday 23:15 to 24:00


A story of Sato Hachiro, poet in the Showa period who is known for his lyric poems and songs for children. Despite the delicate and sensitive style of his works, he and his family spent a life full of ups and downs. Based on a novel by his half-sister Sato Aiko, the drama describes the thrilling life of the poet who played an important role in the popular culture of the Showa era by focusing on his love and hate relationship with his family.

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