The Trusted Confidant (2007–…): Season 1, Episode 36 - Shukumei no onna - full transcript

I've made up my mind.

I will raise Shiro to be
the Takeda heir.


When Yu found out that
Harunobu had a new concubine,

she had Kansuke verify it.

If the Aburakawa princess
bears a son,

he might become the Takeda heir.

Don't think like that...

Please verify it.



Sir Kansuke!

"Swift as the wind"

"Silent as the forest"

"Conquer like the fire"

"Unmovable as the mountain"


Episode 36:

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

Photographed in Cooperation with:
Yamanishi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture


UCHINO Masaaki

TAKEDA Harunobu:

OBU Toramasa:

OYAMADA Nobuari:
TANABE Seiichi

BABA Nobuharu:

TAKEDA Nobushige:
KASHIMA Noritoshi

TAKEDA Nobukado: MATSUO Toshinobu

Princess Miru:

Princess Ogoto:
KONNO Mahiru


Princess Yu:

OKABE Chikatsuna: MIYAJI Yoshitomo
OYAMADA Yasaburo: ASARI Yosuke

Shiro: SAITO Keisuke
Fujiomaru: KUROI Nobutaka

Princess Miru - Girl (flashback): KANNO Rio
HONMA Yasuyuki

IMAGAWA Yoshimoto:

MUROZUMI Torasada:
KATO Takeshi



TAIGEN Sufu Sessai:
IBU Masato

Lady OI:


Executive Producer:

Produced by: NAKAMURA Takashi
Art Direction by: AOKI Masakazu
Technology: KAWASAKI Kazuhiko
Sound Effects: IMAI Hiroshi

Photography by: ISHIHASHI Masao
Lighting by: IUCHI Minoru
Audio: SANGA Masaru
Image Art: TANIMOTO Masahiro
Continuity: SATO Hideki
Art Direction Manager: SUGIHARA Hiroki

Directed by:


What are you doing here?

And what are you doing here?

I am commuting here.

The lord ordered my father
to upkeep this annex.

Sir Hara was?

Since he can't go to battle
for a while with his injury.

Do you have business
with Princess Ogoto?

Has Princess Yu heard about her?

Don't tell me that out of
jealousy, she sent you to...!

Don't be ridiculous.

Is that you, Ritsu?

Yes! I'll be right there!

She is not a bad person.

The princess is a placid lady.

She sometimes goes too far
because of it,

but she means no harm.
Will you meet with her?

Princess, you have a visitor.


His name is Yamamoto Kansuke.

Oh, you're the one!

Ritsu has told me a lot about you.

What happened to your face?
Does your eye hurt?

There is no pain.
I was born with this face.

You poor thing... to be born
with such a scary face!


Did you have business with me?

Princess, can we
get some privacy?

Kinu, excuse yourself.

It's cold outside, so I'll
close the shoji doors.

Do they have to be closed?

No, you can leave them open.

Princess, you're in
a delicate condition.

I don't want anything to happen
to your precious unborn son.

If I'm not cold, then the
boy should be fine, too.

Please be careful.

Princess, you just said "boy".
Does that mean you are...?

Yes, I am. I am hoping
that it will be a boy.

Do you want a boy?

I want to bear a strong child...

A child that can uphold
the Takeda family.

The Takeda family already
have young lords.

But Young Lord Jiro is
in a piteous state.

The lord wishes to have
a strong young lord.

He has a strong young lord
besides his heir.

How can that be?

Who gave birth to him?

The Princess of Suwa.

The princess of the Suwa family?

You may be the only one
who doesn't know.

Is she more beautiful than me?


It is me, Yu.

Come in.

Yu, I'm sorry.

You came all the way over,
and I'm too ill to talk to you.

No, I was worried that I might
have made you worse.

That is not the case at all.
Now, come closer.


Will you hate the lord
and Suwa princess?

Why would I hate them?

My Aburakawa family was
crushed by the lord's father.

My grandfather was defeated
by Lord Nobutora.

The Suwa princess and I
are in the same boat.

Besides, I think I love
the lord more now...

You are noble.

You don't seem to ever lose it.

Even after becoming a concubine,

you haven't lost your heart
as the Suwa princess...

Lady Okita...

It's all right.

Your strong heart, that does
not submit to the Takeda...

makes you what you are.

You must direct your heart
to Suwa, though.

While you are there, there is
peace between Suwa and Kai.

By maintaining peace in Suwa,
you have won against the Takeda.

That is your fate.

A woman who carries the burden
of her fate, is sad yet strong.


I can't believe a princess like you
fell in love with Harunobu.

I want to thank you as his mother.

That is all I wanted to say to you.

You are beautiful...
Your heart is beautiful.

Even my heart?

With such a beautiful heart,
you will surely understand...

that be it a boy or girl that
you bear, that child will have...

a lower status than Young Lord Shiro,
the son of the Suwa princess.

Unless you keep that at heart,
the Takeda family will not last.

I know that, even without
you telling me so.

In that case, I will stake my life
to protect you and your child.

I will be counting on you.

That is all that I am here for.

However, please do not tell the
lord for a while, that I came here.

Very well.

Is that clear?

I will not tell my father.

Are you sure?

Don't be so persistent.


Now, thrust. Put your
waist into it.


Kansuke... please
take care of Shiro.

I have no support in life...

What is it now?
Don't worry about Yu.

I am not here about that today.

What is it about then?

The new pact with the Imagawa,
that remains unsettled for a long time.

Oh, that.

When Harunobu's sister, who
married into the Imagawa family,

died last year, the Imagawa
requested a new pact of peace...

with the Takeda.

You must decide soon.

You can have a decisive battle with
the Murakami and gain Shinano,

but if you end up as enemies
with Echigo later,

then the battle will be drawn out again.

We must keep peace with the
Imagawa for a long time more.

But I wouldn't advise sending
a princess from our side as hostage,

in the pretense of marriage.

Are you saying I won't have to
send my daughter to the Imagawa?

Yes. Other than the heir,
Ujizane, they have a daughter.

Why don't we have your heir
marry their daughter?

Are we going to have the
Imagawa send a hostage?

That would be best.

I never thought of that...

This will be the first time we'll
be welcoming a bride from them.

It should serve as a
deeper bond than ever.

They should be content with it,
since it's with the Takeda heir.

If they complain, then the peace
talks will fall through.



Didn't you say we would have
to eventually take Suruga?

At that time, what will happen
to the princess from Imagawa?

How will Taro feel,
after taking her as his wife?

Taro will probably hate me for it.

Will you send the Takeda princess
to the Imagawa then?

Which will be more beneficial
to the Takeda?

What will you do?

That damn Harunobu...

I thought he'd ask to have his
daughter marry Ujizane later...

Instead, he brazenly asks for
my daughter as his son's bride.

Nobukado, Harunobu's brother,

and Komai came to Sunpu
as messengers.

After defeating the Shinano deputy,
the Takeda are getting carried away.

And in the process, they are
taking the Imagawa lightly.

Which means, Mother, they are
planning to break the pact later.

That has to be it.

I don't agree.

They might not be expecting any
strifes with the Imagawa for eternity.

That is why they proposed this
favorable pact with the Imagawa.

What do you mean by favorable?

If we go to battle against them,
the hostage will be killed.

By the time the Takeda heir
succeeds as lord,

the bond with the Imagawa
will be intensified.

The heir won't invade his
wife's hometown, Suruga.

Your daughter is the most
beautiful in the Tokai region.

She will have him captivated.

Just that...

What is it?

The Takeda family have another son.

He will be heading the Suwa
family down the road.

If he should ever become the
head of the Takeda family...

That son is protected under the
wings of Yamamoto Kansuke.

If this pact is a scheme of
Yamamoto Kansuke's...

Then it would be dangerous.

That Kansuke...?

Is this peace proposal a suggestion
of Yamamoto Kansuke's?

No, it is the lord's idea.

Is that true?

Yes. Yamamoto Kansuke is praised
as the military strategist, but...

He is merely the head of
the foot soldiers.

The Takeda clan is controlled
by Lord Harunobu, Sir Nobukado,

his family, and the
hereditary vassals.

Yamamoto Kansuke is no comparison
to Sessai of the Imagawa.

It was a quick wit reply by Komai,
who sensed something ominous.

Meanwhile, Kansuke was visiting
Oyamada, the lord of Gunnai.

How unusual of you
to come and visit me.

There is something
I wanted to ask you.

The lord plans to welcome the
Imagawa princess as his heir's bride.

Is that a scheme of yours?

Scheme? Not at all.

Oh, never mind. I'll hear
what you came here for.

That is what I came
to talk to you about.

Regarding our new pact
with the Imagawa...

We don't want any discontent
from the Odawara-Hojo.

I would imagine. If the Hojo
should disapprove,

we may be subjecting ourselves
to future trouble.

We would like you to act
as the messenger for it.

Is that the lord's order?


So you're sneakily playing up
to the lord as usual.

What an odd thing to say...

I am only acting upon
the lord's will.

Is that right? You wouldn't
do anything against him?

I would never.

Are you saying we won't battle
the Imagawa down the road?

If we do, you'll be betraying
Young Lord Taro.

I was wondering who will
benefit from it then.

Or, should I say, who will
be happiest from it.

That will be Suwa's...

Sir Oyamada.

Women are scary.

I've never thought you were
scary, but... Women are scary.

Especially a woman
who thinks of her child...

I can understand you now...

Men, excuse yourselves.

Kansuke, how well do you
know Princess Miru?

The last time I met her before
Shiga Castle was at Unnokuchi Castle.

Did you lose your eye in battle?

I lost it from a deep grudge.

Stop joking around.

She was still a young girl then,
so I don't know her very well.

When I captured her at Shiga Castle,

she was a woman that couldn't
conceive for a long time.

But after she became my concubine,
she conceived right away.

The child was born two months
early, though.

I was suspicious... and I still am.

Even if my suspicions are right,
I cannot hold it against her.

My father lost to the
Takeda in the past.

To protect my family,
I submitted to the Takeda.

That is how I was able
to keep my family's lands.

What Miru did...
is truly admirable.

Don't you agree?

Why are you telling me this?

Because it's interesting.


Truly interesting.

Support Princess Yu.

You, who live for Princess Yu,
more than the Takeda, seem foolish.

But I like that part of you.

I am in love with Miru.

I love to see her sleep in peace.

Isn't that very foolish?

But her child is sick now.

I hope he gets well.

He is a child that she was
finally able to conceive.

I want to save him.


What is it?

I have urgent news from
the Komahashi Mansion.

Support Princess Yu.

You, who live for Princess Yu
more than the Takeda, seem foolish.

But I like that part of you.


He has passed away.

This isn't happening...


Wake up...

It's me, your mother...

Open your eyes...


Open your eyes...

Open your eyes!

Do not hate your fate...

Live strongly, Miru.

I won't leave your side.

Young Lord Shiro, stand up!

Shortly afterwards, Yu and
Shiro returned to Suwa.

That winter, Princess Ogoto
gave birth to a princess.

On New Year's Day of 1552,

shocking news hit the Takeda.

Oyamada was killed in his sleep
by his concubine?


Is that concubine the former
wife of Kasahara Kiyoshige,

the Lord of Shiga Castle?

That is correct.

My father and her had a son,
but he died of illness last fall.

I believe the grudge
from her deep sorrow

was directed at my father,
who was a Takeda vassal.

What has become of that concubine?

Father... Lord... Fujiomaru...
I've taken your revenge.

Please forgive me for seeking
mercy from the enemy...

I fell in love with my sworn enemy...

How unmerciful can fate be!

Are you satisfied now?

I love Miru...

I love to see her sleep in peace...

Isn't that very foolish?

Lord, there was an ominous
rumor within my clan.


That the child she bore
may not be my father's son.

Then whose child is it?

Don't tell me he was
Kasahara Kiyoshige's son?

The son of the enemy, who was
killed by us in Shiga Castle...

Don't tell me Oyamada knew that and...?

I just don't get it.

Why did he knowingly keep her
as a concubine then?

You never know what goes on
between a man and a woman.

When I saw her at Shiga Castle,
she was very beautiful...

He must've felt it was
a shame to kill her.

He let his guard down on her.

That is not the case!

That is not the case...


He was planning to raise
that child as his own.

Although it didn't turn out so,
he was planning to do so...

He was being honest to his feelings.

Lord, please understand his feelings.

Please, I beseech you...

I sold all the women and children
that were captured at Shiga Castle.

I gave Kasahara's wife to Oyamada.

If word of this gets out,
it'll make us look bad.

We'll say he died in battle.

Yasaburo, is that clear?

By saying he died in battle,
your clan will be saved.

You did well by telling us
about this painful incident.

Punish anyone who spreads
vicious rumors.

Yasaburo... become a
fine heir to him.

Are you Yamamoto Kansuke?


I finally got to meet you.

We finally got to meet...

Lady Okita, I'm pleased to meet you.

As Harunobu's mother...
I have something to tell you.

It's about Princess Yu.

Episode 36:
The End


Episode 37: MOTHER'S WILL

(Koshu city, Yamanashi prefecture)

Takeda troops, known as most powerful
army during the civil war era..

..what financed them was a gold found
in many sites around Kai providence.
(Koshu gold coin)


In Koshu city, Yamanashi prefecture,

Kurokawa gold mine, which said to have
produced most gold, was located.

In time of Harunobu, this area was filled
with the houses for mine workers, was called Kurokawa Sengen
(Thousand houses).

(a stone mortar)

Keikan shrine which is located
on top of the Mt. Keikan,

It was worshiped as a guardian
for the mine workers.

Kanayama-shu who lead
the gold mine operation
(Letter of appreciation from Harunobu)

used the skill to break through
the castle ground of enemies
(Letter of appreciation from Harunobu)

to assisted Harunobu during the war.
(Letter of appreciation from Harunobu)

Harubonu have along with
developing the gold mines,

he also created a dike
on the river to prevent the flood.

Harunobu's skillful territory management
will develop Kai provident greatly.

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