Toshiie and Matsu

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Toshiie and Matsu


  • Title: 利家とまつ
  • Title (romaji): Toshiie to Matsu
  • Also known as: Toshiie and Matsu / Love Shines Through
  • Genre: Taiga drama, historical
  • Episodes: 49
  • Viewership ratings: 26.1 (1st ep), 27.6 (higest ep), 22.1 (average)
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2002-Jan-06 to 2002-Dec-15


The 41st NHK Taiga Drama is Toshiie to Matsu. During the turbulent Warring States Era, one man's life and career intertwined with the three great generals of Japanese history-Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu. With political savvy and the support of his fiercely loyal wife, Maeda Toshiie rose to second in power in the shogunate and built up a fiefdom that encompassed Echizen, Noto and Kaga.

Synopsis by episode can be found here. (Courtesy of KIKU-TV)

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Production Credits


  • JN Productions referenced the series in their English subtitles as Toshiie and Matsu. KIKU-TV aired the series under the same naming convention.

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