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  • Title: 花嫁
  • Title (romaji): Hanayome
  • Also known as: Bride
  • Format: Tanpatsu
  • Genre: Family
  • Broadcast network: TBS
  • Broadcast date: 2012-Jan-02
  • Air time: Monday 21:00


The Katakuras live in the Tokyo neighbourhood of Nezu. Chiyo, the wife of Kozo, the deceased head of the household, can finally breath easily after the end of the uneventful memorial service on the seventh anniversary of his death. Her eldest son, Ryoichi, who lives separately from the family, proposes that they live under the same roof after vacating the house. But Chiyo has decided to be a live-in housekeeper. Ryoichi and his wife, Yukiko, oppose because they will be laughed at, but Chiyo pays no heed. Her eldest daughter Setsuko interrupts the exchange to tell them that Chiyo has had an offer of marriage. The person is Kurosaki Uichi who had been Kozo's good friend. Kurosaki runs a small company and his wife died three years ago. He has no children but has enough life savings. Setsuko encourages her mother to go for it since she cannot ask for anything more. But Tomoe, her second daughter, is vehemently opposed because she thinks their mother is pitiful. The siblings start quarreling. Meanwhile, Kurosaki tells his sister Namiko that he has decided to remarry. He does not tell Namiko anything about Chiyo, so Namiko takes it upon herself to check things out and even barges into the Katakura residence. Just at that moment, Kurosaki's company goes bankrupt … --Jdrama Weblog

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