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Shaved Ice Street

Okazaki City is located in the center of Aichi Prefecture. Okazaki City is famous for its unexplored and wonderful water.
Okazaki Shaved Ice Street is lined with stores where you can enjoy delicious shaved ice made with super soft water "Shinsui" and "Sensui". This documentary filmed shaved ice in ...

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The Japanese Hospitality Challenge - Bride & Pride Spin off -

Japan's Omotenashi culture is renowned as "the world’s best hospitality”. In 2020, the number of traditional inns (ryokan) and hotels in Japan exceeded 52,000. Of all the accommodations in Japan, there is one long-established ryokan in Ishikawa Prefecture that stands apart from the others, voted Jap...

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The Birth of a New Knit Brand

We followed the story of birth of new knit brand for 2 years.
What we sell is the most important thing…The director of new project fell in love with the high level of technology.

That day, the project members met for the first time to launch a new knit brand.
The project includes Yoshimasa Hosh...

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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...

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Whole Again

A small factory in Nagoya makes artificial breasts and artificial appendages for patients who’ve succumbed to cancer or been involved in
horrific accidents. One woman was badly burnt in a fiery car crash and the documentary follows her progress as the lifelike epitheses
allow her to live an increa...

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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...

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Sake Breweries Appetizer

Japan’s culture lies in Sake production. Blessed with quality water and a climate that is very suitable for rice growing, Japan has been producing Sake from rice since for more than a millennium. In this series, we visit sake brewries (Shuzo) around Japan that continues to carry traditional methods...

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Wonder Garden

Whether it be Zen gardens, tea gardens or landscape gardens, a Japanese garden is renowned for it's sublime and tranquility. Bonsai, a Japanese art form using cultivation techniques to produce miniturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree in small container, has been an in...

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"Become the Landscape"

Nishi Awakura Village is a small village north of Okayama Prefecture with a population of
about 1,500 people.
The forest occupies 96% of the village’s area, and half of it is made up of HINOKI (cypress).
This village once thrived on forestry, but recently it has been losing it’s vibrancy due to
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"Become the Landscape"

Nishi Awakura Village is a small village north of Okayama Prefecture with a population of
about 1,500 people.
The forest occupies 96% of the village’s area, and half of it is made up of HINOKI (cypress).
This village once thrived on forestry, but recently it has been losing it’s vibrancy due to
...

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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...

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4K Documentary―An Alpine Symphony by Sapporo Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1961, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra is the only professional orchestra based in Hokkaido. Also known as “Sakkyo,” the Orchestra gives around 120 concerts a year. In 2018, Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert was appointed as the new chief conductor of Sakkyo. The program features the rehearsals a...

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Koi-Baka

Narita Koi Farms raises and sells Nishikigoi (carp), or so-called the “swimming jewel”, in Komaki-shi, Aichi Prefecture. Narita Koi Farms is a small company with only seven employees, but has a unique and major characteristic. That is, they "polish(care)" the carp. They purchase young carp from farm...

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TAKUMI~Master Artisans of San-in~

A glimpse at the traditional craftwork of Shimane and Tottori prefectures. These master craft skills were passed down to the young craftsmen at Takumi. See scenes of them at work and the energy and inspiration they put into their craft, and witness some of the final products. This 17-episode series ...

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Wonder Box!Shikoku The excellent one in Kochi Ⅱ

This program introduces Kochi's excellent works and taste.

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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...

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Spirit of Hagi Ware

Hagi Yaki was created at the end of the 16th century as a gift for the Emperor of Japan . It is one of the most traditional Japanese Crafts. Hagi Pottery is one of the big of three of earthenware products produced in Japan. The other two are Raku Yaki and Karatsu Yaki. They are all utilized in tradi...

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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 ...

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Amano Documentary

Takashi Amano is the founder of Nature Aquarium. In 2013, he was offered the chance to create the world’s largest nature aquarium being forty meters in length, at the Lisbon Oceanarium. The goal of this project is to portray the Earths natural beauty, which is believed to be diminishing by the day. ...

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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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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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Fantastic Fireworks - Traditional Katakai Festival - (Japanese Title : 片貝まつり ~想いが夜空を彩る奉納煙火~) 

The Katakai Festival has about 400years of history from the Edo era. This festival is famous for its 15000 fireworks and 4 shaku-dama, the world largest firework which recorded in the Guiness Book.

The fireworks are an integral part of the local culture, and the festival has a tremendous amount o...

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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.

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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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The Book of Tears

Tan Dun, one of the most creative composers to emerge from modern China, is attracting global attention by combining music and video on stage. In May 2013, he introduced his 13-movement symphony at an NHK Symphony concert. The piece was built around Nu Shu, an ancient and mysterious syllabic script ...

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Design Ah!

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The Kitty Domination

First conceptualized in 1974, the Japanese character brand, Hello Kitty, continues to perform incredibly well in many markets throughout the world. Its reach has grown over a single generation. Its products are now found in 109 countries and regions including not only the United States, Europe and A...

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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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The Wonderful Travel with European Art 美之歐洲的浪漫旅行

You will find the answer for “why” beyond beauty
The journey begins from the origins of each painting and museum. In addition, when you come across things of the beauty during your travels, questions will be answered.
-What were the origins of the creation of Venice?
-What is the power behind th...

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Passionate People

By closely covering the daily lives and activities of the "passionate people," this 25-minute documentary depicts the charm and real self of an athlete, a performer, a musician, a scholar and many other who are active in the front lines.

Marie Kondo, Organizing Consultant
Author of the best-sell...