“People’s feelings can all depend on how you manipulate them.”
- Just now…you called me by my name?
- Yes. Ma-ko-to!
- Can you say it again?
- Say it again!
This day should be the starting day for future anniversaries. Let’s take a photo to commemorate this new beginning.
Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress in 74th Television Drama Academy Awards & 16th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Summer 2012)
Oguri Shun’s Acceptance Speech: “It’s rare to get response from people watching a getsuku drama, saying it was fun to watch. I thought the drama was good. I was fortunate and feel honored to be able to interpret Hyuga Toru’s life. I’m an amateur when it comes to computer and so at the beginning, I didn’t have much confident in typing (laughs). I think nowadays Toru and Makoto are still likely to continue on their bantering ways (laughs).”
Ishihara Satomi’s Acceptance Speech: “I really enjoyed acting in this drama. Also to receive responses from the overseas audience, it made me realized that a lot people watched the drama. I’m very happy to win this award. In the beginning, the scene during company recruitment presentation had really long lines, I felt nervous when I received the script (laughs). After shooting the scene, I was embarrassed when people praised me, but it made me very happy. Nowadays Makoto should have grown accustomed to calling Toru by his name (without honorifics) (laughs).
The painting featured in Rich Man, Poor Woman drama was inspired by Sengai’s famous 18th-century painting “The Universe”.
In his book Sengai: The Zen Master (1971), D.T. Suzuki explained the meaning of the painting.
The circle-triangle-square is Sengai’s picture of the universe. The circle represents the infinite, and the infinite is at the basis of all beings. But the infinite in itself is formless. We humans endowed with senses and intellect demand tangible forms. Hence a triangle. The triangle is the beginning of all forms. Out of it first comes the square. A square is the triangle doubled. This doubling process goes on infinitely and we have the multitudinosity of things, which the Chinese philosopher Laozi calls ‘the ten thousand things’, that is, the universe.
»Download wallpaper for your phone here from the artist’s blog.
10/20 Favorite OTPs (in no particular order)
Hyuga/Natsui - Rich Man, Poor Woman