Yasuko Matsuyuki (37) is set to star in a drama special on NHK titled "Kokoro no Ito." The story will once again have her playing a mother, this time with Ryunosuke Kamiki (17) cast as her son. Matsuyuki recently starred in a maternal role in the NTV drama series "Mother" this past spring.
"Kokoro no Ito" tells the story of a deaf woman (Matsuyuki) who has raised her son (Kamiki) with hopes of him becoming a top-class pianist. The son is burdened by her high expectations, but then he learns about her past. Supporting characters will be played by Mitsuki Tanimura (20), Shota Sometani (17), and Renji Ishibashi (69).
NHK plans to broadcast the special in late November.