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NHK's 2012 historical drama is titled "Taira no Kiyomori" after the 12th century general & politician of the same name. Taira no Kiyomori (1118–1181) was born as the first son of Taira no Tadamori (head of the Taira clan).
During his youth, Kiyomori help clear the sea of pirates in the area of Seto and then helped break down the noble system to build up a samurai-dominated period.
Through the Hogen Rebellion (July 28-August 16, 1156), Taira no Kiyomori gained the trust of Emperor Go-Shirakawa. He then used this trust to eventually attain the position of Daijō Daijin (chief minister of the government).
- Filming begins August 18, 2011 and will take place in Kyoto, Iwata, & Hiroshima, Japan.
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