Himawari is an unsuccessful 39-year-old enka singer who has bad luck with men and money. Born into an Osaka takoyaki shop, the young Himawari was inspired by her father's words to immerse herself in enka. At the age of 13 her father disappears and her mother, bitter over the husband that left her, remarries--but Himawari has trouble adjusting to a new father and brother. With her father's words in her head--"You're the #1 singer in all of Japan!"--Himawari immediately heads to Tokyo after high school and makes her debut as an enka singer.
Runtime: 45 minutes
Enka no Joou - Masako, Crown Princess of Japan - Netflix
Masako, Crown Princess of Japan (皇太子徳仁親王妃雅子, Kōtaishi Naruhito Shinnōhi Masako), born Masako Owada (小和田雅子, Owada Masako) on 9 December 1963, is the wife of Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan, who is the eldest son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko and the heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne. She is a member of the Imperial House of Japan through marriage. Should the Crown Prince ascend the throne as expected upon his father's abdication, Masako will become empress consort.
Enka no Joou - Sources - Netflix
Hills, Ben (2006). Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne. London; New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin. ISBN 1-58542-568-0. OCLC 76074219.
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