Kana Uemura's "Toilet no Kamisama" being turned into drama

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2010-11-29 - Kana Uemura's song "Toilet no Kamisama" will be turned into a 2-hour drama special on TBS, it has been learned. The song, which is nearly 10 minutes in length, tells of Uemura's relationship with her grandmother, from her childhood to her grandmother's death. The song has been a major hit this year, earning Uemura multiple awards, as well as invitations to several year-end music shows, including NHK's upcoming Kohaku Uta Gassen.

Kie Kitano (19) has been chosen to play the part of the protagonist Kana, and Shima Iwashita (69) will play the grandmother. Mana Ashida (6) will play the childhood version of Kana. Also appearing in the drama are Yui Natsukawa as Kana's mother and Nenji Kobayashi as Kana's grandfather.

The "Toilet no Kamisama" drama will air across the country on TBS and MBS's network on January 5.

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