nihongo was a Japanese television special about an elderly man who runs an old haberdashery in Kure. The drama was produced by NHK Hiroshima in 2008 for their 80th anniversary and received the valuable TV drama award at the 63rd Japan Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Festival.


In the port city of Kure, there is an old hat shop. Shunpei, the elderly shop owner, is proud of his career as a skillful hatter, with famous clients such as fleet admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. However, as time goes on, the number of orders decreases and his memory begins to fail him. Shunpei occasionally has to ask his security guard, Goro, to help him find his scissors.