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At 14-years-old, Izuna On discovers he and his brother Motoi are both descendents of Tengu (flying goblin-like creatures of Japan folklore). Motoi has wings, which is somewhat rare among Tengu descendants, while On has the ability to communicate with animals. Due to their heritage, the two brothers live together, separated from normal society, and the story focuses on their everyday lives. (Source: Drama-Otaku) ~~ Adapted from the manga series "Tengu no Daidokoro" (天狗の台所) by Tanaka Ai (田中相). Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • Português (Brasil)
  • 한국어
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 5, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: BS-TBS
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 82 users)
  • Ranked: #73384
  • Popularity: #13637
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Ongoing 3/10
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5 people found this review helpful
Nov 21, 2023
3 of 10 episodes seen
Ongoing 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
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Return to Nature: A Gem Uncovered in Japanese Countryside Drama

I was initially hesitant to dive into this Japanese drama, primarily due to my lack of interest in Tengu lore. Despite being a fan of Shiono Akihisa’s performances in BL, I just couldn’t find the motivation to start watching.

However, during the Thanksgiving holiday, I gave in and watched the first three episodes, only to realize I was on the brink of missing out on something truly special. This show is more than just a drama; it’s an ode to the beauty of Japan’s rural forests and a manifestation of the modern longing for a simpler, rural life.

The story revolves around On, born and raised in North America, who at 14 learns he is a descendant of the Tengu. Tradition dictates he must spend a year in seclusion in the Japanese countryside. This trip also marks On’s first encounter with his brother, Motoi, who had returned to Japan before On’s birth.

Initially reluctant to leave his comfortable modern life, On discovers in the Japanese countryside that he can understand the language of dogs, an ability hinted at by his name. It’s a Tengu lineage trait that all descendants can communicate with animals at 14, but this fades away as they turn 15. However, Motoi is an exception; not only does he retain his animal communication skills into adulthood, but he also grows wings.

Motoi’s love for rural life, his passion for food, and his back-to-nature approach deeply influence On, prompting reflection in those of us entrenched in modern urban civilization.

This drama beautifully portrays the contrast between modernity and traditional rural life, interspersed with mystical elements of Tengu folklore. It’s a heartwarming story about family, self-discovery, and the universal search for a connection to our roots. A true gem that speaks to the soul, urging us to find beauty and peace in the simplicity of nature.

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Details

  • Drama: Tengu no Daidokoro
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Oct 5, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: BS-TBS
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 82 users)
  • Ranked: #73384
  • Popularity: #13637
  • Watchers: 377

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