• Title: 義経
  • Title (romaji): Yoshitsune
  • Genre: Jidaigeki renzoku
  • Episodes: 49
  • Viewership ratings: ep1=24.2 high=26.9 avg=19.4
  • Broadcast network: NHK
  • Broadcast period: 2005-Jan-09 to 2005-Dec-11
  • Air time: Sunday 20:00
  • Related TV shows: Minamoto no Yoshitsune (NHK, 1966), Minamoto Yoshitsune (NTV, 1991)


The 44th NHK Taiga Drama is about the life of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (源 義経) (1159 – May 17, 1189) was a late Heian and early Kamakura general of the Minamoto clan of Japan. Yoshitsune was the ninth son of Minamoto no Yoshitomo. His older brother Minamoto no Yoritomo founded the Kamakura shogunate. This is the second of two times NHK covered this story. The first time was in the Taiga drama Minamoto no Yoshitsune (NHK, 1966).

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