The Trusted Confidant (2007–…): Season 1, Episode 37 - Haha no yuigon - full transcript

Yu did not kill Harunobu
because of your intervention.

That is not true.

I sent Yu back to Suwa.

Being in Suwa will make her
cherish her Takeda ties.

The same goes for Shiro.

To avoid useless quarrels...

Kansuke, please watch over him.

I beg you.

Harunobu won't become a good father.

I know that as his mother.

That's my only concern.

If the Takeda should ever
meet with doom,

it would be his punishment
for what he did to his father.

The lord will surely make
this country better.

Please take care of Harunobu.

"Swift as the wind"

"Silent as the forest"

"Conquer like the fire"

"Unmovable as the mountain"


Episode 37:

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


UCHINO Masaaki

TAKEDA Harunobu:

NAGAO Kagetora:


OBU Toramasa:

KANEDA Kenichi

AIKI Ichibei:
KONDO Yoshimasa

TAKEDA Nobukado: MATSUO Toshinobu

HOJO Shinkuro: SAOTOME Taichi

SANADA Yukitaka:
SASAKI Kuranosuke

MEKATA Shinsuke:


ASADA Miyoko

NAGANO Narimasa: KOICHI Mantaro
Hazuki: MANASE Juri

SANADA Nobutsuna: MORIWAKI Fumito
Tatsuwakamaru: Taiga

Imperial Palace Dialect Coach: HORII Reiichi
Kyoto Dialect Coach: INOUE Yukiko

Photographed in Cooperation with:
Yamanishi Prefecture
Nagano Prefecture
Niigata Prefecture
Hokuto City in Yamanashi Prefecture

NAOE Sanetsuna:

HOJO Ujitsuna:

SHIMIZU Yoshimasa:

DAIMON Masaaki

OKUMA Tomohide:

UESUGI Norimasa:

TAKEDA Nobutora (flashback):

Lady OI:

USAMI Sadamitsu:

Executive Producer:

Produced by: NAKAMURA Takashi
Art Direction by: AOKI Masakazu
Technology: TANAKA Mitsuru
Sound Effects: WADA Naoya

Photography by: SASAKI Tatsunosuke
Lighting by: HORIKAGO Isamu
Audio: NOHARA Tsunenori
Image Art: TAKAHASHI Yoshihiro
Continuity: SATO Hideki
Editor: ABE Tadashi
Art Direction Manager: TAKAHASHI Hideki

Directed by:
SHIMIZU Kazuhiko

Kansuke, the Imagawa have agreed
to wed their daughter to the Takeda.

The engagement will have to be soon.

What's with the long face?

That's not true.

We'll have to inform the Hojo
of our intentions.

Brother, didn't we inform them
last year through Oyamada

that we intend to renew our peace talks?

We did, but we have the
situation of Oyamada

and having to assign
someone else in his place.

Allow me to be the
messenger to the Hojo.

To Kai...

the Hojo are more of a threat
than the Imagawa.

Last year, the Hojo invaded
the Kanto deputy in Joshu

and that castle is
expected to fall soon.

Kansuke, how will Kagetora react?
Will he assist the Kanto deputy?

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January 1552, Hojo Ujiyasu
had finally cornered

Kanto Deputy Uesugi Norimasa
in Hirai Castle.


Shinkuro, watch the end of a proud
distinguished family in Kanto.

Yes, father.

Why will Uesugi Norimasa fall?

Shimizu, explain to him.

Norimasa took in many men
from various provinces

and promoted them.

He thought that this would
attract exceptional men

and strengthen his authority.

Is that dangerous?

That was all right. However,
because he awarded stipends

beyond his means, the loyalty
of his hereditary vassals

weakened and the clan fell apart.

He held daily drinking parties
and behaved despotically.

However, there are many men
who would carry favor.

Shinkuro, your grandfather,
Ujitsuna, wrote before he died:

"Downfall to protect obligation and
forsaking obligation to live in glory"

"is a huge difference."


Reporting! Sir Nagano is here.

Thank you for coming.


Why are there no reinforcements
from Echigo?

They think we stand
no chance of winning.

So I can't rely on them!

I also agree that we have
no chance of victory.


Please escape now.

To your Minowa Castle?

To Echigo.

The former lord, Tamekage,
reprehensibly plotted a treason

and killed the family members.

However, Kagetora values justice
and is good at fighting battles.

If you can forgive the Nagao
family's disloyalty thus far

and sincerely ask Kagetora for help,
he won't flatly refuse you.

Kagetora will definitely
become a trusted retainer.

Please go to Echigo.

Will you also go?

No, I will remain in Joshu.

I would like to wait
and welcome you back

when you return with the
Echigo forces for your comeback.

Surrounded on all four sides
by enemies, I understand

who my true allies are.

Nagano, I've put you
through a lot...

Forgive me.

That is nothing.

I pray that you and your son
will escape to Echigo safely.

Sir Kuragano, I will leave
the rest to you.

I will. Nagano, stay safe.

I will return to Minowa Castle now.


Father, when will we depart?

Lord, we will remain in Joshu, too.


I hate to bring this up,
but what will happen

if the two of you go together
and are captured?

My wife is Tatsuwakamaru's wet nurse.

We will protect him and wait
for you here in Joshu.

Father, Mekata is right.

I would like to remain
in Joshu until you return.

Tatsuwakamaru, it'll just be
for a short while.

Mekata, I'm counting on you.

The Mekata family was not
a hereditary vassal of the Uesugi.

This would eventually lead to tragedy.

That night, Uesugi Norimasa
fled from the castle

and Hirai Castle soon fell
into the Hojo's hands.

Tatsuwakamaru also fled the
castle and was in hiding.


If the Echigo forces do not show up...

let's attack the Hojo by ourselves.

We'll go down fighting.

Let's not get captured and disgraced!

Is that clear?


What did Nagano do after that?

He is still at Minowa Castle
and resisting the Hojo.

Isn't there any way to save him?

Sir Nagano was immensely
helpful while I was in Joshu.

Even for the Unno family's revival...

I realize that. But unless
he switches over

to the Hojo, my hands are tied.

The Takeda cannot
antagonize the Hojo now.

Sir Nagano will never even
think about switching over.

Do not worry. Nagano is
prepared for that day when

the Kanto deputy would lose.
He must have a back up plan.

Back up plan?

Hojo Ujiyasu has taken
his forces to Odawara Castle.

He has no immediate plans
to defeat Nagano.

I see.

I heard Kansuke headed
for Odawara Castle.

Kansuke has?


Kansuke, I've kept you waiting.

Congratulations on your recent victory.

I heard that Oyamada died of illness...

What a pity.

That is why I am here in his place.

Regarding the Imagawa peace talk?

The Takeda heir will be
welcoming the Imagawa princess

as his wife.

That is great. Due to the

we halted our battles with
Kai and Suruga temporarily.

It's not like we've made peace with you.

Do as you please.

That poses a problem.

Why is that?

My lord does not wish
to end his ties with you.

To prevent that, he will strengthen
the bond with the Imagawa.

That won't conclude your talks.

This is to eventually have
the Hojo and Imagawa

also enter a peace treaty.

A peace treaty with three provinces?


Sagami, Kai, and Suruga...

my lord wishes to bond
the three together.

That is not...

The Takeda and Hojo will
eventually battle the Echigo.

Nagao Kagetora is young,
but still formidable.

If the Takeda and Hojo
do not join hands now,

we won't know who our enemies and
allies are in Joshu and Shinshu.

To prevent future worries,
it is imperative for both families

to bond with the Imagawa.


Taro will be taking a bride
from the Imagawa?


It'll be great if it could bring
eternal peace to both families.

Then your hardships will be rewarded.

It's nothing compared to
what you went through...

I haven't gone through any hardships.

I've forgotten about them...

The fame, sufferings,
attachments to this world,

even the passing of time.

After losing it all, I'm finally
at peace with myself.

That day will come for you one day.

Until then, think of your
suffering as training.

These are my last words for you.

Please be strong and live with Harunobu.

Lady Okita...

I am happy now...

Why do you cry?

I don't know.

If you can cry, you're still young.

Several days later, Norimasa,
who fled to Echigo via Mikuni Pass,

was invited to Kagetora's
mansion and not at the castle.

Considering the importance
of this meeting,

Kagetora headed for the mansion.

Lord Nagao... Everyone,
please raise your heads.

The reason I am here...

Ise Shinkuro Nagauji is
nothing more than an itinerant.

He stole my territory and
showed contempt for the shogun.

Ujiyasu is the third generation
and continuing that atrocity.

You are young, however excel
in military prowess

and place value on justice.

Will you assist me
to punish Ujiyasu?

I am honored by those
gracious words.

I, Nagao Kagetora, young as I am,
promise to punish Ujiyasu for you.

Then will you immediately
go to battle with me?

If I may speak, we should hold off
until we look at each other.

Why is that?

There is no need for urgency.

There is! I left my heir
Tatsuwakamaru in Joshu.

I have to go back immediately
to save him.

Why did you leave him behind?

Well... because in case
we both got captured...

my family line would end.

Then why didn't you stay back
and let your son escape?

Unfortunately, that part
was shallow thinking.

I don't want to hear
unnecessary jabbering!

Will you or will you not save my son?!

If I may speak...

Your son, Tatsuwakamaru,
is no longer of this world.


According to our spies,
your clansmen practiced duplicity.

They captured your son and
took him to Odawara Castle.


That's absurd!

Father, these are the men.

State your name.

I am Mekata Shinsuke,
an Uesugi retainer.

This is the Uesugi heir, Tatsuwakamaru.

Capturing him would be
to your advantage,

that is why we are here.

With this, we would like to be
one of your clansmen.

Are you Tatsuwakamaru?

Look up.

Why are you here?

I don't know!

I don't know!

Your eyes show you're still fighting.

Would you like to kill me?



Give me a sword.

Come at me, Uesugi Tatsuwakamaru!


Don't assist!

A fine ending...

Look, he magnificently
got a slash at me.

Look at him!
He is a fine warrior.

I, Hojo Ujiyasu, will never forget him.

Shinkuro, look carefully.

He's an example of
"downfall to protect obligation."

Behead all of them to teach
those traitors a lesson!

Those clansmen were also beheaded,

and their heads were displayed
in the castle town.

Sir Tatsuwakamaru met
with a pitiful death.



I, Nagao Kagetora, will eventually
punish Hojo Ujiyasu.

That April, Taro's engagement
was formalized.

Obu... aren't you happy?

That's not it.

Taro will be marrying
an Imagawa princess.

She is the most suited
woman for a Takeda heir.

The Imagawa are close to
the nobles in Kyoto.

Didn't you wed the Takeda because
of the Imagawa's mediation?

They're like your guardians, then.

To marry one of their princess
brings Taro closer to Kyoto.

This is so auspicious.

Obu, are you worried
about something?

You don't seem happy at all.

The lord plans to make peace
with the Hojo of Sagami, also.

With the Hojo?

If the Imagawa should object...

Would we go to battle
with the Imagawa?

No, we must avoid that by all means.

Then please do that.

I'm sorry to have
bothered you with this.

I'm grateful to avoid having to marry

my young daughter to the Imagawa.

After we've renewed our pact
with the Hojo,

it would be best if the princess
were to wed Shinkuro.

It'll come down to that after all.

We can't avoid that.

Kansuke, I heard you met my mother.

Once, before I headed for Odawara.

Don't mention this pact to my mother.

With the upcoming Imagawa wedding,

I don't want to worry her

The physician states she doesn't
have much time left.

Ever since I took over the family...

no, even before that,
she's never had any peace at all.

I'd like her last days to be peaceful.




Why are you battling with the Imagawa?

The Imagawa are my wife's family!


That is how the world is!

Do you not understand my feelings?


If you plan to engage in battle...

Then you are no longer my father!

Harunobu, you coward!

I have seen many battles...

I have seen people's greed
and their hatred...

things that I didn't want to see...

That is why I am no longer
afraid of people's hearts.

However, I cannot see your heart...

I cannot see it...




On May 7, 1552, Lady Oi
departed from this world.

"Spring is flower"

"Autumn is the colors
of maple leaves"

"Piling up over time"

"It remains as scattered"

The life of a mother who
continued to pray

for her son's prosperity.

Episode 37:
The End



Ikushima Tarushima shrine located
in Ueda city, Nagano prefecture.

It's known to be located
nearly in the center of Japan.

Here you'll find a votive document
related to Takeda Shingen.

This is a prayer document Shingen
wrote personally prior to

the battle of Kawanaka-Jima with
Uesugi Kenshin to pray for the victory.

In addition, a pledge document written
by the Shingen's retainers to vow for the allegiance.
(Signed Oyamada Nobushige)

Over 200 retainers have left
a pledge documents here.
(Signed Takeda Nobukado - Shingen's brother)

Bessho hot spring is a
oldest hot spring in Shinshu region,

even written in the Makura no Soshi.
(book written in early 11th century)

This area has many shrines
built in Kamakura era,

and called "Kamakura in Shinshu".