I look forward to working on this drama. Inochi has the same narrator, screenwriter, and music composer as Oshin. Kobayashi Ayako (young Oshin), Izumi Pinko (Fuji, Oshin’s mother), and Akagi Harue (Hisa) are among the cast in Inochi.
Title (romaji): Inochi
Viewership ratings: 26,6% (ep1), 36,7% (highest ep), 29,3% (avg.)
Broadcast network: NHK
Broadcast period: 1986-Jan-05 to 1986-Dec-14
Air time: Sunday 20:00
The drama is begins in August 1945, three days after the end of the Pacific war. A freight train completely jam-packed with passengers heads for Aomori from devastated Tokyo. Among the passengers is Takahara Miki Takahara and her sister Sachi.
Miki and Sachi are the daughters of a wealthy landlord living in a village in the Tsugaru area in Aomori prefecture but they have been living in Tokyo since before the war to attend school. After seeing her village does not have a doctor, Miki is determined to become a rural doctor.
Mita Yoshiko as Miki
Tanba Tetsuro as father
Kuga Yoshiko as Chie (mother)
Ishino Mako as Sachi (younger sister)
Watanabe Toru as Nakagawa Kuniyuki
Ishida Taro as Hiromichi
Osaka Shiro as Kudo Seikichi
Akagi Harue as Kudo Ine
Ibu Masato as Gozo
Sugai Kin as Teru
Yamazaki Senri as Hatsuko
Kobayashi Daisuke → Kato Akihito → Uchida Shinichi → Shindo Eisaku as Tatsuo
佐藤央望 → Shimizu Ai → Nikaido Chihiro → Takagi Miho
Takamatsu Ryoko → Miyahara Nami → Kobayashi Ayako → Kishimoto Kayoko as Seiko