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- Drama: An Invisible Cradle (English title) / Transparent Cradle (English & literal title)
- Romaji: Tomei na Yurikago
- Japanese: 透明なゆりかご
- Director: Takeshi Shibata, Naoki Murahashi
- Writer: Bakka Okita (manga), Naoko Adachi
- Network: NHK
- Episodes: 10
- Release Date: July 20 - September 21, 2018
- Runtime: Friday 22:00-22:44
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Summer in 1997, Aoi (Kaya Kiyohara) is a 17-year-old girl. She begins to work at a maternity hospital as an apprentice nurse. She witnesses an abortion with her own eyes and becomes shocked. The hospital staff, including Director Tomohiro Yui (Koji Seto), nurse Sayako Mochizuki (Asami Mizukawa) and chief nurse Mie Sakaki (Mieko Harada), all support each other. Aoi’s mother Fumika (Wakana Sakai) is worried about Aoi’s poor communication skills, but Aoi approaches pregnant women with tenderness and her own unique sensitivity.
- "An Invisible Cradle" takes over NHK's Friday 22:00 time slot previously occupied by "Daisy Luck" and followed by "Descending Stories" on October 12, 2018.
- Based on manga series "Tomei na Yurikago: Sanfujinka Iin Kangoshi Minarai Nikki " by Bakka Okita (first published 2015 in Japanese magazine Kiss Plus).
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