The Trusted Confidant (2007–…): Season 1, Episode 21 - Kieta hime - full transcript

The Takeda army captured
Nagakubo Castle in Shinano

with Kansuke's strategies.

You are hereby appointed
as my military strategist.

Lady Sanjo went to Toko-ji
Temple with the Suwa princess.

Sanjo and Yu went
to Toko-ji?

Toko-ji is where Yu's
father, Suwa Yorishige,

had committed suicide
per Harunobu's order.

A Suwa relative sent me
this sweet saké.

Please drink it.

"Swift as the wind"

"Silent as the forest"

"Conquer like the fire"

"Unmovable as the mountain"


Episode 21:

Original Story by:
INOUE Yasushi

Screenplay by:

Music by:

Theme Music Performed by: NHK Symphony Orchestra
Theme Music Conductor: TAKASEKI Ken
Performed by: The Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra

Title Letters by: KAKINUMA Koji
Narrator: KAGAMI Sachiko

Period Consultant: SHIBATSUJI Shunroku
Customs Consultant: FUTAKI Kenichi
Architecture Consultant: HIRAI Kiyoshi
Wardrobe Consultant: KOIZUMI Kiyoko

Sword Fighting/Martial Arts Coach: HAYASHI Kunishiro
Conduct Coach: NISHIKAWA Minosuke
Horse-Riding Coaches: TANAKA Mitsunori, TSUJII Keiji

Imperial Palace Dialect Coach: HORII Reiichi
Kyoto Dialect Coach: INOUE Yukiko
Yamanashi Dialect Coach: KASAI Kazuhiko
Transverse Flute Coach: TOSHA Kisho


UCHINO Masaaki

TAKEDA Harunobu:


OBU Toramasa:

TAKEDA Nobushige:
KASHIMA Noritoshi


Maki: OTANI Maiko

ASADA Miyoko

Princess Yu:

GOO Shiro


Photographed in Cooperation with:
Yamanishi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture

Photographed in Cooperation with:
Aizuwakamatsu City in Fukushima Prefecture
Inawashiro Town in Fukushima Prefecture
Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture

MUROZUMI Torasada:
KATO Takeshi

IMAI Tomohiko


MURAKAMI Yoshikiyo:

AMARI Torayasu:
RYU Raita

Lady OI:

ITAGAKI Nobukata:
CHIBA Shinichi

Executive Producer:

Art Direction by: AOKI Masakazu
Technology: TANAKA Mitsuru
Sound Effects: IMAI Hiroshi
Continuity: SATO Hideki
Editor: ABE Tadashi

Photography by: SASAKI Tatsunosuke
Lighting by: HORIKAGO Isamu
Audio: FUJII Yoshiyasu
Image Art: TANIMOTO Masahiro
Art Direction Manager: KAKISAKI Tsuneaki

Directed by:


The Lady is pregnant.
She can't drink saké.

It's sweet saké, just for tasting.

Or, does the water of Suwa
not match your taste?

I'll have some.

As Yu states, it's only for tasting.

I can do the tasting.

Hagino, what is the matter?


It's delicious.

Hagino, were you testing for poison?

Lady Sanjo, you doubted me, too.

And that's fine.

It's not necessary for you
to show me sympathy.

You sympathize with me because
you think I bear a grudge...

But the lord still makes love to me.

So I'm sure that doesn't please you.

Go ahead and hate me...

You can't move my heart
with compassion.

Princess, you are being very rude.

Who's the rude one?

Deep down, you look down on me
as a woman of a defeated party,

but you try to tame me
on the front, regardless.

The lord is doing the same thing!

How wretched can she be?

That sweet saké was
truly delicious, all right.

How can she test your
compassion with that?

The lord truly has no eye for women.


I wasn't referring to you.

That's not it.

Do you think she holds a
grudge against the lord?

Yes... and it's a serious matter.

How can he share a bed
with someone like her?

Her eyes... What were
they trying to tell me?

They weren't eyes of
someone who holds a grudge...

I couldn't help resenting her for it.

What a woman!

The Suwa princess can only
lash back at the compassion

of the Lady.

She was a woman that couldn't
fit the caliber of the Takeda.

Kansuke, what do you
plan to do about her?

Please give me some time
to think about it.

What is there to think about?

If she can't produce him
a child by now...

Then your strategizing ended
in failure, don't you think?

You can't get her to produce
him a child, can you?

Perhaps she can't get pregnant
because he has no love for her.

That's not true!

What makes you say that?

Did you see something?
Or hear something?


Morozumi, don't get so excited.
It's not good for your health.

I'm the one who recommended him
as the military strategist.

You did?

That has nothing to do with
the matter of the concubine.

It involves a woman. Kansuke
doesn't understand women.

She will surely conceive...

When that happens,
her feelings will change...

You don't understand a thing.

When she conceives, there'll
be more troubles to face...


When Toraomaru reaches maturity,
he'll hide his grudge against

the Takeda to succeed as Lord of Suwa.

When her own child is born,
she would want that child

to succeed as Lord of Takeda.

That's something that smart
princess would think of.

Kansuke, what will you do now?

We can't let a concubine like
her stay in the Takeda family!

Please wait!

Please leave it to me
for a while longer.

What is there to leave to you?

How will you get rid of
the root of our problems?

I will protect...

Protect what?

The lord!

Yu, if you say such resentful things,

it'll stay deep in Toraomaru's heart...

You must be careful of what you say.

It's something that
he must be told someday.

What good will that do?

What do you want to do?

Do you want to make
Toraomaru suffer?

Do you want to share
your sufferings with him?

When the time comes
for him to know...

Harunobu will tell him.

That is the best thing for Toraomaru.

And for Suwa.

Isn't that the best thing for the Takeda?

You are a member of the Takeda family now.

You must not forget that.

Harunobu loves you.

He says you are the best
flute player in Japan...

I won't ask you to love him
from the bottom of your heart.

But if you trample on his feelings...

You'll only end up unhappy.

You are a part of the
Takeda family now.

You have no choice but
to live your life here.

Why are you suffering so?

Can't I be of help to you?

I won't be sleeping here tonight.

Get your flute.

I want to hear your flute.

Now... play it.

After this night, Harunobu
did not visit Yu's bedroom.


I'm aware of Takeda's outrage.

So what is your point, Murakami?

If you ignore it, when you
are aware of it,

then his next target will be to
become the guardian of Shinano.

Which means, the Takeda
will surely invade us.

To the Takeda, who aspire
to conquer all of Shinano,

he would want to defeat the
Ogasawara clan so that he can

be appointed as the guardian
by the Shogun in Kyoto.

The Shogun and guardian may
be figurehead titles, but...

for a clan that wants glory,
it is still a must-have.

Murakami, are you insulting
the post as guardian?

I won't take that!

To the Ogasawara, who are
the guardians,

the Suwa were a mortal foe
from the north and south.

The Suwa lands that you could
not acquire through many years

of battles, were readily gained
by the Takeda through plotting.

What greater insult
could you have suffered?

If there's anyone
you should be angry with,

it's not me!

Just remember that the
Takeda are approaching you

with a blade to your throat.

If you are planning to confront him,

I shall back you up.

Please forgive me for my
rudeness and heed my advice.

The lord is making his stand!

It requires a lot of work
to light dampened charcoal...

The Takeda's strongpoint in Shinano

was Uehara Castle in Suwa.

Harunobu appointed Itagaki
as the Suwa Deputy there.

Murakami went to see the
guardian, Ogasawara?

Ogasawara has connections
with the powerful clans in Ina.

If he teams up with Murakami,

there'll be disorder
in Ina and Suwa again.

Will there be war flames again
when the winter passes?

How many years will it take
before we conquer all of Shinano?

It doesn't matter how many years
it takes, if we can do it...

I've decided to send Yu back to Suwa.

I want you to talk to her and
deliver her back. Understand?

Please wait!

Are you abandoning her?

That's not it.

If that was the case,
I wouldn't send her to Suwa.

Don't you agree?

I'm getting complaints.

I have no choice but to send
her away for a while.

Yu has you to depend on...

I won't be of any help to her.

That is for Yu to decide.

Please wait!

I do not hate Yu...

I can only wait for
the ice to melt...

Don't give her any details.
Just take her to Suwa.

Is that clear?



Princess, we are by the lake now...

Isn't it beautiful?

Yes, truly beautiful...

This is the lake of Suwa.

The "Omiwatari" isn't in view yet.

It won't get cold until
it stops snowing...

It won't be for a while.

This is cold for me.
Let's hurry to the castle.

Let's go!

We may not be able to keep
the princess here for long...

Kansuke, come closer.

This castle is where she was born
and raised as the princess.

I'm sure there are memories of
her father, Yorishige, here.

If she holds any grudge at all
against the Takeda...

This place will only
strengthen those feelings.

Where should I take her then?

Osaka Kannon-in would be
a good place.

It's a nice place that
overlooks the lake.

The lord has agreed to
let her live here.

In that case, I'll make the
arrangements immediately.


Your judgment was off
this time, wasn't it?

Four days later, Yu was
transferred to Kannon-in,

near Lake Suwa.

Make sure everything is in order.


Takichi, is everything
all right?

Just leave it to me.

That oblong chest goes here.

Bring that shade here!

The princess has arrived!

Princess, it must've been
a very cold journey.


Please excuse me.

She's trembling from the cold.

Take her in immediately!

She's still warm...

Where is the princess?

Do you have any ideas?

She might've gone back to Kai.

What would she go back there for?

To kill the lord?


Is there a female traveler staying?

Is there a woman staying here?

Has anyone seen a female traveler?

If you lie, your entire
family shall be executed!




Princess... how lonely you must be...

I understand...

I shall give you my life...

Who is there?


Is that you, Kansuke?


You are safe and sound!

Kansuke, I am going to Kai.

If you will let me,
you can open that door...

I will do anything for you.


So this is where you were...

My legs are numb from the coldness...

What are you going to Kai for?

To take his head.

I wanted to take his head.


But I can't do that anymore.


I was wrong...

I was wrong to have sent you
to the lord's side...

Princess please leave
this place with me...

Please run away with me...

I can't do that.

I can't take you back to the lord.

I can't live apart from the lord!

All I want to do now is to see him.

Just one glance will do...

I want to see him.

Kansuke, I am a wretched woman.

I thought if I took his head,
he'll be all mine...

I don't want to share him
with his wife...

Nor lose him in a battle...

If I can die with him...

Then when he's adoring me,
I won't have to feel troubled

that I am a Suwa princess
and Father's daughter...

I kept having such frightening
and wretched thoughts...

Kansuke... kill me.

It is for the lord's sake...

He killed my father...

Made me his concubine...

And now, he sends me away...
How despicable can he be?

But I love him...

I love him dearly...

please help me...

Please kill me.

I'm tired of living without pride.

Maki, your maidservant, killed
herself in the palanquin...


Stop crying.

After saying all that you have...

Please stop crying...

How small-minded can you be?


Yes, that's right.

Forget the trivial things,
such as being the Suwa princess

and your father's daughter...

Just accept the lord's love in whole...

He is someone who will
rule the country someday.

He will become Japan's ruler!

Because I will make him so!

If you bear his child, it won't
be a child of Kai or Suwa...

but the country's young lord!

I will make it so!

Please have faith in me...

Please have faith in me
and return to Suwa...

Please live in Suwa...

The lord will surely
come for you in Suwa...

As long as there are
battles in Shinano...

He should be spending
more time in Suwa.

That is why he sent you to Suwa.

I will bring him to Suwa by all means.

My legs are too numb to walk anymore...

I'll warm them up for you.
Please pardon my rudeness.

What is there to be
afraid of?

We live in the warring era,

where there is no telling of
what the future holds.

Nothing is more foolish than
to choose death for love...

Hereafter, the lord will
always protect you...

What cold hands...

The "Omiwatari" phenomenon
could occur from your hands...

Episode 21:
The End


Are the Imagawa and Hojo...?

Please send troops
to punish the Hojo...

Sessai's strategy?

The Takeda will become the target
of criticism, for creating such carnage.

Are the Takeda unhappy
with this battle?

Is there any way we can
avoid this battle, Kansuke?


Yamamoto Kansuke.

Are the Takeda going to betray us?

I hope the both of you
aren't deceiving the lord.



Matsumoto City in Nagano Prefecture.

It was in the Shinano territory before.

It was the residence of the guardian
daimyo lord, Ogasawara Nagatoki.

Lord Ogasawara's main
residence, Hayashi Castle...

was a strong fortress with
multiple castles and forts.

Tosenreizui-ji Temple...

is where Nagatoki prayed for his
family's safety and prosperity.

Harunobu, who defeated Nagatoki,
changed the strongpoint

from Hayashi Castle to Fukashi Castle.

The great repairs by Harunobu
created the present-day

national treasure, Matsumoto Castle.

Matsumoto, the ancient capital
in the center of Shinano...

It is a town that relays the
romances of the warring era.

Access to Matsumoto Castle
On JR Matsumoto by bus to
Matsumoto Castle Kuromon stop.
On JR to Kita-Matsumoto stop,
walk 10 minutes.

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