About this title


Sachiko and Masato Azuma, in their 4th year of marriage, had been so excited about the birth of their long-waited first child. They named their baby boy "Hikaru" (meaning light in Japanese). Nobody doubted that the birth of their precious son Hikaru would bring great happiness to the Azumas' family life. Until one day, Sachiko noticed that there was something different about Hikaru. This heartwarming drama is a story about family. Hikaru'smother goes through so many difficulties raising her autistic son, sometimes so overwhelmed that she doesn't know what to do. Then at Hikaru's school, with the help of one very special teacher, Rio-sensei, she learns to deal with her son's autism and think positive about her family life. Her story will touch the heart of all mothers with young children, mothers who have brought up young children, as well as woman who will be mothers in the future.

Country: Japan

Type: scripted

Status: Ended

Language: Japanese

Release Date: April 14, 2004

Also Known As: With the Light... Raising an Autistic Child, Hikari to tomo ni...: Jiheishôji wo kakae teWith the Light... Holding an Autistic Child, 光とともに... 自閉症児を抱えて, With the Light... Embracing an Autistic Child |  See more »


CastSee full cast »

Ryûsei Saitô
as Hikaru Azuma
Tatsuya Yamaguchi
Satomi Kobayashi
as Teacher
Karen Miyama
Keiko Takahashi
Ikkei Watanabe
Shinji Takeda
Anju Suzuki
as Kaoru
Mikako Ichikawa
Midori Kanazawa
Kôji Ohkura
Masahiro Kômoto
Haruka Igawa
as Megumi
Takanari Saito
Ryôko Shinohara

Seasons & Episodes

Season 1

2004 | 11 Episodes

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