Eiryo Waga (Nakai Masahiro) is a well-known musician. As a composer and pianist, he has begun a rapid climb to stardom. But he must keep his terrible past a secret. “Eiryo Waga” is not his real name, but an assumed identity.
One day someone who knows all about his past, Kenichi Miki (Akai Hidekazu), appears before him and refers to him by his real name, Hideo Motoura. In order to protect the fame he has obtained, Waga kills Miki. Immediately after that, Waga runs into Asami Naruse (Matsuyuki Yasuko). He manages to pull himself together and leave the scene.
An investigation team is established led by two detectives Shuichiro Imanishi (Watanabe Ken) and Masaya Yoshimura (Nagai Masaru), but they have difficulty making any headway. Meanwhile, by coincidence Waga bumps into Asami again. Asami is a stage actress has her own dark past. Soon the two fall in love. But Waga is already engaged to Ayaka Tadokoro (Kyono Kotomi). It was with her father’s help that Waga began his ascent to the top of the music world. It looks like Waga’s ambitions are about to confront reality. However….
Based on Seicho Matsumoto’s famous work that was released in 1960-61, [translated into English as Inspector Imanishi Investigates.] the drama illustrates the life of a man burdened with a heavy fate in a contemporary setting.
Title (romaji): Suna no Utsuwa
Also known as: Vessel of Sand
Viewership ratings: 19.6%
Broadcast network: TBS
Broadcast period: 2004-Jan-18 to 2004-Mar-28
English Subtitle: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_44136.htm
Nakai Masahiro as Waga Eiryo/Motoura Hideo
Matsuyuki Yasuko as Naruse Asami
Takeda Shinji as Sekikawa Yusuke
Kyono Kotomi as Tadokoro Ayaka
Nagai Masaru as Yoshimura Masaya
Matsuoka Shunsuke as Karaki Isamu
Okada Yoshinori as Miyata Makoto
Sato Hitomi as Ogihara Reiko
Natsuyagi Isao as Tadokoro Shigeyoshi
Ichimura Masachika as Aso Yuzuru
Akai Hidekazu as Miki Kenichi
Harada Yoshio as Motoura Chiyokichi
Watanabe Ken as Imanishi Shuichiro
Tsuji Kazunaga (辻萬長) as Kuroki Hajime
Serizawa Meijin (芹沢名人) as Noguchi Shingo
Saito Ryusei as young Motoura Hideo
Eiryo Waga (Nakai Masahiro) is a well-known musician. As a composer and pianist, he has begun a rapid climb to stardom. But he must keep his terrible past a secret. “Eiryo Waga” is not his real name, but an assumed identity. One day someone who knows all about his past, Kenichi Miki (Akai Hidekazu), appears […]