Taiheiki (1991)

Taiheiki (1991)

Other name: 太平記 たいへいき 태평기 Chronicle of Great Peace


The life story of Ashikaga Takauji, the founder and the first Sei-I-Tai-Shogun of Ashikaga Shogunate. He was born in the late Kamakura Period, during the time of discontentment with the Hojo clan's monopoly in the Shogunate administration. Emperor Go-Daigo took this opportunity to restore back Emperor's power. After some failed earlier attempts, he succeeded eventually with the help of a few independent Samurai Lords and Takauji's betrayal of the Hojo clan. However, it was not long before the Samurai class revolted due to unfair treatment and discontentment with the Nobles' domination in the new government. As the head of Minamoto descendants, Takauji took responsibility to confront Go-Daigo and establish Ashikaga Shogunate.

Adapted from the novel "Shihon Taiheiki" by Yoshikawa Eiji.

Original Network: NHK;

Director: Nagahara Keiji [永原慶二]

Country: Japanese

Status: Completed

Released: 1991

Genre: Drama; Historical; Jidai Geki; Novel; political; War;

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