Definitions for "Taiga"
a region of boreal forest, the largely evergreen forest vegetation of northern areas of the Northern Hemisphere, below the arctic and subarctic tundra regions (Morris 1992).
Far northern coniferous forest. In Siberia, Eurasia, and America. Extends to the northern limit of trees. Exists where the growing season is too short for deciduous trees. Relatively few species, compared to tropical or temperate forests. main types: Mixed coniferous forest, dominated by spruce, fir, pine, and larch. Open taiga: sparse forest of scattered trees. Lake forest, dominated by pine and hemlock. Forest of High to mid latitudes; dominated by coniferous forest. Predominant tree species are spruce, fir, pine, and cedars. Also called boreal forest. Also see our page on the boreal forest.
Derived from Russian, meaning boreal . In Nova Scotia the term refers to a transition area in the Cape Breton highlands with boreal to tundra-like conditions and supporting windswept dwarf vegetation.
Keywords:  housou, jidaigeki, nhk, nihon, dramas
(タイガ / たいが) - A trademark owned by Nihon Housou (NHK), a taiga drama is NHK's annual period drama series. Taiga dramas air every Sunday at 20:00 (Japan), running for around 45 minutes without commercials. Against popular belief, the word taiga does not reference period dramas in general. Instead, period dramas should be properly referenced as jidaigeki dramas. The word taiga means "great river" as in the river of time.