(蝶々さん)is a November 19 & 26, 2011(NHK Episodes 2) Japan.
Set in the Meiji Period, Cho-Cho ( Aoi Miyazaki ) was born as the daughter of a samurai. After the deaths of her parents and step-mother, Cho-Cho eventually becomes a geisha. Cho-Cho hoping to one day help the world studies English. She soon meets an American naval officer named Franklin ( Ethan Landry ). They marry, but Franklin already has a wife in America. Ocho gives birth to a son, but her husband has left for America by this time.
Like the opera, the story is set in Nagasaki in the early 1900s. It portrays the ups and downs of a young woman known as Butterfly (Miyazak), who lost her parents at a young age and has become an apprentice geisha. She later meets a naval officer and gets married, though the officer intends for the marriage to last only while he is stationed in Nagasaki.