We now have the three winners to our trivia question! Congratulations to the winners for identifying these three actors appearing in shows currently airing on KIKU:
Hiroaki Murakami – in Zenigata Heiji (historical) and Love and Deceit (modern)
Mayumi Wakamura – in Hana Moyu (historical) and Love and Deceit (modern) or Investigator Mariko (modern)
Kanji Tsuda – in Hana Moyu (historical) and Behind the Noren (modern)
We also wanted to share that our viewers are more knowledgeable than us! We thought there were only three actors who qualified as answers to this trivia question, and were surprised to learn (from our viewers) that there are three more actors we hadn’t thought of! They are:
Tsuyoshi (or Takashi) Naito – in Hana Moyu (historical) and Investigator Mariko (modern)
Hirotaro Honda – Hana Moyu (historical) and The Last Policeman (modern)
Rena Tanaka – in Hana Moyu (historical) and Love and Deceit (modern)
We love that you found these actors we hadn’t thought of. Thank you for playing!
On KIKU, we air a combination of modern dramas and historical/samurai dramas. Since the same actors often appear in both modern and historical dramas, it’s always interesting to see an actor in a modern drama dressed in a business suit or dress, and recognize them in a historical drama with the traditional hairstyle (chonmage or nihongami) and kimono.
As a matter of fact, there are three actors/actresses appearing in both a modern and a historical drama that are currently airing on KIKU.
CAN YOU NAME THEM?
I have three KIKU-TV shirts to give away. The first person to name one of the actors and the two shows they appear in will receive one of the shirts. (Once that actor is named and the shirt is given away, you need to identify the next actor.) Only one shirt per person will be given away so if you know all three, don’t reveal them all. Post your answers using the Comments section.
This year, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 21st. The past few years, we’ve conducted a father/child look-alike contest, but we’re doing something different this year.
We’d like to ask you to pay tribute to your dad by telling us why he’s awesome (in 50 words or less). We’ve put together a great prize package we think your dad will love:
- A 15-pound bag of Tamaki Gold rice;
- A bottle of premium Japanese sake from The Cherry Company; and
- A $50 gift certificate for premium steak or seafood from the J-Shop store.
We have five prize packages available, so five lucky dads will be enjoying a great meal for Father’s Day!
I’d like to start things off by telling you why my dad is awesome:
My dad expresses his love for us through food. He is a great cook, and an even better baker. But he is exceptional at making mochi, which he makes for us on every special occasion. I think his mochi is extra good becomes it comes from his heart.
If you have been watching Kuru Kuru Japan the past two weeks for clues to our promotion and you haven’t sent in your answers yet, DO IT NOW!!! The deadline for entries is tomorrow night (5/22) at 11:59pm! Remember, one lucky winner will receive two airlines tickets to Tokyo on China Airlines.