Directed by: Jerry London
Starring: Frankie Sakai, Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune, Yoko Shimada
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Trivia: To date (March 2009), it is the only USA-based TV show/miniseries to be filmed entirely on location in Japan.
Trivia: In the documentary The Making of Shogun, it is stated that the rise of Japanese food establishments in the US (particularly sushi houses) is attributed to Shogun.
Trivia: The characters John Blackthorne and Toranaga are based upon two historical figures: Togukawa Ieyasu and William Adams, an Englishman who both became a samurai and a close advisor to Ieyasu in the 1600s.
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In the opening scene you see an old ship in the water, if you look closely you can also see the shadow of the helicopter that is filming the scene.
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