Earlier this year, IRIS, a Korean drama featuring Byon-hun Lee and Tae-hee Kim was shot in Tazawako. For a little over three weeks, our little town was almost invaded by the Koreans and the flocking Japanese supporters of the phenomenally-acclaimed Korean actor!! What a fun winter that was..
IRIS (The Official Website : http://www.kbs.co.kr/drama/iris/ )
The drama is on air only in Korea at this point.. but it will be aired in Japan from February, 2010.
Here is a video of "Don't forget'' a song by Shing Seung Hun. Enjoy~
(Notice the scenes where Kim walks by the snowy lake, then embracing each other at Tsurunoyu and in front of the golden statue of Tatsuko.. Beautifully shot!! Thanks, KBS!)