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The Mysterious Japanese Sword

Japanese swords have been held by the great military leaders of Japan. It was a symbol of power.
It is said that Japanese swords with beautiful curves were born in Hoki country (currently Tottori prefecture) during the Heian Period (794-1185). At the time, a swordsmith named "Yasutsuna" was said to...

  • History
  • History
  • Human
  • Science

Made in Hiroshima Spearheading Innovation

Neuroscientist Kenichiro Mogi uses his unique perspective to uncover the appeal of industries unique to Hiroshima Prefecture. What is their secret to fostering innovation?
In the town of Saka in the Aki District, The DaikyoNishikawa Corporation is using tree resin to revolutionize plastic technolog...

  • Art
  • History
  • History

Collection of Artisans

Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan for over 1000 years until the mid 19th century. Because this was the Imperial center of Japan for that period, most of Japan's great traditions and culture grew and were nurtured here by dedicated artisans. Today those traditions and culture are still thriving...

  • Education
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  • History
  • Human

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum-- Passing Down Hiroshima's Memories

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum opened 10 years after the Atomic bomb was dropped, and it re-opened on April 25, 2019 after renovations. With a focus on real-life pictures, the museum displays mementos from those who perished, as well as pictures from the time of the bombing, and paintings from thos...

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  • Human
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(4k) Takeki Fujito – Ainu engraver

Mr. Takeki Fujito is the Ainu people in Japan. He lives in Lake Akan in Hokkaido.
He learned the professional skill of woodcarving from his father. He confronts the tree without drafting any drawings, and drilling at a stroke. "There are already the work in the trees, I only carve it out," he says...

  • Food/Cooking
  • History
  • History
  • Nature

Japan, Thousand Year of Soup Stock

This is an amazing food documentary to show thousand-year history of soup stock. The soup stock is the fundamental essence in Japanese dishes, and kombuor sea kelp, harvested in the northern sea of Hokkaido is known as the best ingredient for the stock. Now a days, the sea kelp is used not only for ...

  • History
  • History
  • Human
  • Science

Made in HIROSHIMA

What makes the goods and famous products of Hiroshima great?
What are the secrets to its successful businesses?
Presenting the best things “Made in Hiroshima”, showing off fine techniques, food, and culture to Japan and the world.
We’ll search for the origin stories of Hiroshima businesses and re...

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  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Fashion
  • Footage
  • History
  • History
  • Reality

MIGAKU HITO -Japan's Polishing Artisans-

When we clean, we polish the heart and polish the smile.
At one time or another, everyone has probably felt the urge to clean because “tidying up makes you feel good and refreshed.”
Have you ever thought that people who clean, polish their own hearts as well?
And in so doing, they clean the grime...

  • Education
  • History
  • History
  • Reality

Creating “New Fukushima”

Nearly seven years have passed since the massive earthquake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan
and caused the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Decommissioning the plant
will take decades. But people’ s lives have recovered with an astonishing speed by putting together
the wi...

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The Wisdom of Washoku

Chapter One : Washoku Origins
Chapter Two : Wanmono (Bowl Dish)
In 794, Japan’s capital was moved to Kyoto.
It remained the capital for more than a millennium.
The diverse food culture of the Imperial family and nobility is still in evidence today.
The origins of washoku are honzen, shojin and ...

  • Education
  • History
  • History
  • Human
  • Reality
  • Science

Wege aus der Katastrophe-Wie Fukushima die erobert-

Fukushima Prefecture is continuing promote the medical industry. The medical field is expecting large growth centered on developing nations. The medical industry in Fukushima can have a big impact on the regional economy. The value of Fukushima’s medical equipment market will double over the next 10...

  • Education
  • History
  • History
  • Nature

The Ancient Temple in the Deep Mountain

The two 80-meter waterfalls, which are worshiped as deities, tumble with a booming roar. Between them is a sacred temple where many priests come for their religious training. In the olden days, a famous general, Uesugi Kenshin, left his Buddhist statue at the temple and since then it has been revere...

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  • History
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  • Nature

TOFUKUJI - Resplendent in Red

Tofukuji Temple, the head temple of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism, was built in 1236.
At the main entrance is Sanmon Gate, designated a National Treasure. It is the largest one of its kind among Zen temples of Japan. The site is imbued with the solemnity of Buddhism. Nineteen statues of the Buddha gr...

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  • Travel

MADE IN KYOTO

Kyoto's allure lies not only in its shrines and temples or the elegance of the city.
For more than a millennium since the year 794, Kyoto flourished as the capital, leading the way in the arts, architecture and commerce. The essence of Japanese culture was born in Kyoto, and has been refined and pa...

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The Leader

Corporate and organization leaders are said to be loners.
They also seem to be unapproachable.
However, we want to know more about them, about goals they set, and how they tackle difficult decisions.
“The Leader” features a leader each time, and the documentary reveals a side of them never seen i...

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  • History
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Made in Niigata

This program will introduce you to the artisans who create new products while keeping with the traditional methods of old.

We have 5 episodes and each episodes include 3 srtisan's stories.

  • Art
  • Education
  • Family
  • History
  • History
  • Human

Memory of the World Message from Sakubei Yamamoto ~ A miner-painter’s link to the future

At the age of seven, Sakubei Yamamoto entered a coal mine with his parents; this was the beginning of his 50 year career at the Chikuho mines in Fukuoka prefecture. The mines were pitch black and humid, and the threat of collapse or flooding was never far from the miner’s minds.
After retiring, Sak...

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  • History
  • History
  • Nature

100 Sights of Ancient Cities

Facing Sea of Japan to the north and having Chugoku Mountains to the south, San-in region is located in the western part of Japan. People have been living here and creating events, entertainment and a wisdom of everyday life that are very distinctive of San-in region for many generations since the a...

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  • History
  • History
  • Nature
  • Travel

Collection of Japanese Temple Seals

This program introduces the history of shrines and temples, as well as the meaning behind the seals and the characters and the proper manner for obtaining them. Temples and shrines are capturing attention in the recent power spot craze, and people visit them for a variety of reasons.


色彩鮮艷的紅色官印...

  • History
  • History

2013 HAKATA GION YAMAKASA, Hashire! Yamakasa

Hakata Gion Yamakasa is the festival that signals the coming of summer in town, Fukuoka. With over 770 years of history, Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a Shinto ritual dedicated to Hakata's main tutelary deity Kushida Shrine, and designated as an important intangible folk asset of the country. When the gor...

  • History
  • History
  • Nature

The World Heritage

TBS’s ”World Heritage,” is a 30-minute weekly documentary series that is registered by UNESCO under Natural Heritage, Cultural Heritage and Cultural Sciences. The program started in spring, 1996, and over a span of 10 years has covered about 560 topics around the world. To better convey the grandeur...

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  • Human
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Made in HIROSHIMA 13EPISODES

What makes the goods and famous products of Hiroshima great? What are the secrets to its successful businesses? Presenting the best things “Made in Hiroshima”, showing off fine techniques, food, and culture to Japan and the world.