While most people would kick off their Japan adventures in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka – let’s fast forward you to Japan’s most underrated OG gem: Niigata!
Nature-esk Insta-spots…tempting food, drink…
traditional culture… What is Sakeology?
all of this after a 2 hours train ride from Tokyo!
Your Japanese journey isn’t over.
It’s time to explore more of this hidden OG gem: Niigata!
From nature…to rice and…timeless traditions.
Let’s soak in art, nature and indulge on a Japanese foodie trail
that will satisfy anyone’s cravings.
Get ready to… to ENJOY NIIGATA’s KINGDOM
BOYS & MEN is a very popular male idol group in Japan. In this new series, they rediscover and report on Japan by experiencing first hand Japanese pop culture, traditional culture and craftsmanship, highlighting many of Japan’s charms. In Episode #1, for example, they introduce how Japanese swords are made.
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 international cult trend. Japanese garden and Bonsai represents state of the art combination of nature and human effort. In this series we explore it's history, design and philosophy behind extraordinary world of Japanese garden and Bonsai.
#1 Koishikawa Korakuen (Tokyo)
#2 Rikugien (Tokyo)
#3 Kairakuen (Mito, Ibaragi)
#4 Kyu-Shibarikyu Garden (Tokyo)
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 and cultivate honest local sake community. Getting to know the stories and thought process of sake creators behind famous sake brewries. A rare choise of local specialty appetizer recommended by Toji, a brew master, him/herself. A local's sercret gourmet is revealed in this sereis.
#1 Akita / Asamai Shuzo "Amanoto"
#2 Kyoto / Matsumoto Shuzo "Matsumoto"
#3 Ishikawa / Sogen Shuzo "Sogen"
#4 Gifu / Sugihara Shuzo "Ibi"
#5 Nara / Imanishi Shuzo "Mimurosugi"
#6 Mie / Ohta Shuzo
Everybody dreams to go to Sapporo snow festival. Its great snow statues, snow activities, romantic night strolling, great tastes of dishes... Sapporo is so much attractive for everyone. This program is specially made for travel beginners.
This year, at the 70th annual festival, there are a lot of people from foreign countries. And you can look the anime sculpture “Hatsune Miku ”. It’s so cute !! Japanese famous tennis player “Naomi Osaka” is also appeared as a snow sculpture.
This program covers both daytime and nighttime. And ice sculpture is lighten up by the colorful lighting. You should see Sapporo snow festival, and you are much impressed! It’s fantastic snow festival!
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 from their hearts.
And what emerges after polishing are...things that shine, and, a smile that sparkles.
Through sound and images, this program shows how “sparkling smiles” are born after polishing.
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 kaiseki cuisines.
At the very root of washoku is a heartfelt appreciation of life and the blessings of nature.
MADE IN 京都
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 passed down to modern times. Japanese quality which is recognized throughout the world has its roots in Kyoto and its culture of craftsmanship.
"Made in Kyoto" introduces artistry at its best – from traditional weaving and cuisine to state-of-the-art robotics - created and nurtured by the masters of Kyoto who know true quality.
【MADE IN 京都】就是，从传统的纺织织物和京料理到最先进的机器人技术，介绍最会挑选真货的京都人淬炼出来的工匠技艺。
Each week, 6 popular models of Shibuya and Harajuku styles will pick up the “kawaii” trends which the girls are most curious about and introduce them to the world!
Meet the “kawaii” from all over Japan such as regional specialties, sweets, sightseeing spots, events, Yuru-Chara mascot characters, local idol groups, animals, shopping malls and many more!
What makes a person attractive and charming? Some may say a good personality, being knowledgeable in various fields, being an expert in one area, or having cultural understanding etc. Do you think you are charming enough? Topics covered include economy, history, culture, music and much more. Each episode has a theme titled as "Let’s go to ... to enhance your charm!" and presents the viewers with various video clips that stimulate their intellectual curiosity. By watching these videos, the presenters and the viewers are able to raise their level of attractiveness. "Charming Workers’ Directory" section draws attentions to occupations and its professionals who are not often spotlighted. This is a variety program that feeds the viewers’ intellectual curiosity with tips to enrich their personal charm.
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 in public. Topics are not limited to their confidence and pride. They talk about skills needed in leading an organization, how they maintain their health, their hobbies, what they read, their thoughts on child rearing, nostalgic locations, turning points in their lives, the follies of youth, and things they love with all their heart.
Japan is seen as a very uniform country but there is great diversity in the homes and lives of Japanese residents. This program explores some of Japan’s more unique homes and the personalities of the people who live in them. Home owner’s characters and personalities are reflected in a home where he or she lives. From this viewpoint, we focus on a variety of unique houses around Japan together with the families who live there and particulars about their own homes. We also introduce simple-to-follow interior and how to store household items in great detail. The program can help you improve your daily lives.