Sanada Maru ROCKS if you can find a copy. We don't have it here, alas!
It has a really awesome depiction of the Taiko and other historically-correct information, yet is entertaining...and...I think I NEED some of that armor. I mean..er...um...yeah I need at least one set of armor from that one.
In addition to the drama itself, every episode has a travelogue at the end showing where the episode took place in Japan AND the shrines, the castles all of it!
I need to find the time to watch this one again.
Crouching Dieter, Hidden Donut....aka Untouchable Dueling Qianlong Qing Donuts
p.s. (PLEADING LOOK AT THE OVERLORDS...) C'mon, tons O Fluffy Japanese dramas...give us the really great historical dramas!!! I know they're hard as hell to subtitle and probably really expensive..but...they are glorious for us, the fans!!