Hadaka no Taisho Horoki

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  • Title: 裸の大将放浪記
  • Title (romaji): Hadaka no Taisho Horoki
  • Also known as: Travelog of Naked Artist
  • Broadcast network: Fuji TV

Original Series (1980-1997)

  • Episodes: 83
  • Broadcast period: 1980-Jan-01 to 1997


This drama is based on a true story of Yamashita Kiyoshi, a genius artist who died in 1971 at age of 49. He is considered to be the "Japanese equivalent to Van Gogh." It has become one of the most popular series since the first episode was broadcast in 1980, with 83 episodes aired.

At age of 12, Yamashita was taken into a protective institution for intellectually handicapped people. He learned Harie there and his unique talent came out. In a few years, he had improved him skills enough to be admired by the top-class artists. As he became famous, he got out of the institution and started wandering all over Japan wearing only a sleeveless undershirt. Wherever he went, Yamashita left a lot of wonderful work. This series describes some interesting episodes in each place he goes, his likable personality, and heartwarming encounter with local people through his diary and Harie. --Fuji Crerative

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In each episode, a guest star made an appearance. Besides Ashiya Gannosuke, all artists listed below are guest stars. Currently there is no documentation listing details of each episode. Therefore it is impossible to determine the exact episode or year an artist made a guest appearance.

2007 Special

  • Tagline: 放浪の虫が動き出したので
  • Tagline (romaji): Horo no Mushi ga Ugokidashita no de
  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Viewership ratings: 18.4% (Kanto)
  • Broadcast period: 2007-Sep-01


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