NHK drama Kaminoko wa Tsubuyaku wins 50th HBF Prize

The NHK drama Kaminoko wa Tsubuyaku (music by Yasuaki Shimizu) has been awarded the Drama category Grand Prix of the 50th HBF (Hoso Bunka Foundation) Prize, which recognizes outstanding television programs that have made a profound impression on audiences, and contributed to broadcasting culture. Kaminoko was highly rated for its depiction from a child’s viewpoint of an issue confronting Japan today, that of shukyo nisei children in highly religious families, and for the way in which the feelings of those children, torn between divine teachings and love for their parents, captured the hearts of viewers.