|Written by||Satomi Ōshima|
|Directed by||Yoshio Watanabe|
|Starring|| Mao Inoue |
|Narrated by||Shūichi Ikeda|
|Theme music composer||Tatsuya Shimono|
|Opening theme||NHK Symphony Orchestra|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||50|
|Executive producers||Katsuhiro Tsuchiya|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original release||January 4 –|
December 13, 2015
Hana Moyu (花燃ゆ) (Burning Flower) is a 2015 Japanese historical drama television series and the 54th NHK taiga drama. The series stars Mao Inoue as Sugi Fumi, a sister of Meiji Restoration scholar Yoshida Shōin. It premiered on January 4, 2015 and ended on December 13, 2015.
The series depict the Meiji Restoration, occurring during the last years of the Bakufu Shogunate and the early years of the Meiji Era, through the point of view of Sugi Fumi (ja), the younger sister of Yoshida Shōin.
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