2021 08 16

I directed photography for the main poster visual for NHK’s historical drama TV series in 2021, Seiten wo Tsuke (Reach Beyond the Blue Sky). Actor Ryo Yoshizawa plays the lead role, Eiichi Shibusawa. With the words "I cannot submit to a world where ordinary people are treated as inferior to officialdom!” Shibusawa declared rebellion against the oppressive class system. He made and promoted private sector reforms in taxation, railroads, and monetary systems. We shot the photos on locations connected to Eiichi Shibusawa, dubbed the Father of Capitalism in Japan.