Tomonaga (Tomonaga@xtra.co.nz)
Thu, 11 May 2000 17:52:02 +1200


-Z- wrote:

> At 23:23 5/9/2000, you wrote:
> >??? (don't know English name, help!): in ancient Japan, the young son of a
> > murdered Shogan is hiding as a monk in a Buddhist temple. Get into and
> > out of a lot of funny situation because of his extraordinary
> > intelligence. good clean fun show for kids. Sporadically goes into
> > tear-jerking modes because of his mother (excuse me, I feel a bump
> > coming up my throat...)
>
> That doesn't sound at all familiar, unless it's Young Ieyasu Tokugawa
> (1975), in which case it's not the son of the Shogun but rather the boy
> who'll grow up to become Shogun.
>

I would be really amazed if this show was ever brought to the west. If it helps
the Japanese title was 'Ikkyu-san' after the boy's adopted monastic name.

Here is a picture of him
http://www.geocities.co.jp/Milkyway-Kaigan/1935/soujyunn.jpg

The Kanji shown is his name Ikkyu.

Tet

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