Ishikawa Goemon

 

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Native title: 石川五右衛門
Country: Japan
Type: Drama
Episodes: 8
Aired: Oct 14, 2016 to Dec 2, 2016
Aired On: Friday
Network: TV Tokyo
Duration: 60 min.

Plot

Toyotomi Hideyoshi becomes the regent during the Azuchi-Momoyama Period and holds sway while his vassals amass wealth. On the other hand, the common people slide into dire poverty and their discontent grows day by day. They are given moral support by the Shiranami Yazaemon troupe. Yazaemon, the head of the troupe, is the alias for the great thief Ishikawa Goemon to disguise himself from the public. Ishikawa goes against the powerful Hideyoshi, sneaking into the mansions of feudal lords and wealthy merchants who have done wrong, to steal anything of value and distribute the money and items to the needy. Hideyoshi is eager to capture Ishikawa. Furthermore, this is mingled with the ulterior motives of Hideyoshi’s concubine Chacha, his vassals Maeda Geni, Ishida Mitsunari and other people around him.

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