|This drama is based on the true story of Kiyoshi Yamashita, a genius artist who died in 1971 at the age of 49. He was considered as the "Japanese equivalent to van Gogh". |
At the age of 12, Kiyoshi Yamashita was taken into a protective institution for intellectually handicaped people. He learned 'Harie' there and his unique talent surfaced. In a few years, he improved his skills enough to be admired by the top-class artists. As he became famous, he got out of the institution and started wandering all over Japan wearing a sleeveless undershirt only. He left a lot of wonderful work wherever he went. This series describes some interesting episodes in each place he visits, his likable personality, and heartwarming encounter with local people through his diary and Harie.