The drama series is intended to depict the love and righteousness of Japan, which have been slowly disappearing in current Japanese society. The production of the series began on April 27, 2007. The story is based on the novel “Tenchijin” by Masashi Hisaka and adopted by Eriko Komatsu. .
The protagonist of the drama, Naoe Kanetsugu, was taught by Uesugi Kenshin in his youth that to conquest the world is a trifle matter, but what matters is to live one’s life with righteousness. After Uesugi’s death, Naoe supports Uesugi Kagekatsu, who came to hold the destiny of Echigo province and lives righteous life.