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Collection of Artisans #03 Metal mirror and metal carvings

19m 58s

Mr. Fujio Yamamto, a craftsman making metal mirror and Mr. Toshio Fujibayashi, a craftsman of metal carvings are introduced in this episode. A Makyo is a mirror used for fortune-telling, which originally came from China. Today, there is only one craftsman making these Makyo mirrors: Mr. Fujio Yamamoto. He is the 4th generation owner of Yamamoto Gokin Seisakusho. His workshop is the only place these mirrors are still made by hand according to old traditions.

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Collection of Artisans #04 Kyo-yuzen, Kyo-kanoko, and Kyo-nui

19m 58s

Mr. Motoo Kido, a Kyo-yuzen artist, Ms. Kazuyo Kawamoto, a Kyo-kanoko Shibori craftswoman, and Mr. Toshiaki Nagakusa, an embroiderer of Kyo-nui are introduced in this episode. Kyo-yuzen is a technique of painting dye onto cloth. Mr. Motoo Kido is a Kyo-yuzen artist and he is considered the foremost craftsman of this art, and it is often said, his work reflects his soul and emotion as a craftsman. Shibori is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, also known as tie-dye.

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Collection of Artisans #01 Textiles

19m 58s

Mr. Kikuo Hirano, a weaver for Nishijin tsumekaki-hon-tsuzure-ori, Mr. Hiroshi Tokunaga, a Kasuri craftsman, and Mr. Hisayuki Kawato, a weaver for Tango Chirimen Fabric are introduced. Nishijin brocade is one of the traditional crafts in Kyoto. There are 12 weaving techniques used for Nishijin-brocade. In order to weave this brocade requires special techniques. One example: The weaver files his fingernail tips into zigzag shape to pick up and cross threads to make beautiful patterns.

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Collection of Artisans #02 Lacquer

19m 58s

Mr. Tadahiro Ooya, a lacquerware craftsman and Mr. Yutaro Shimode, a Makie craftsman are introduced in this episode. Kyo-Lacquerware is both elegant and delicate, but it is also a solidly-made craft product. There are Eight traditional techniques of Kyo-nuri, or the creation of lacquerware. Mr. Tadahiro Ooya, has been lacquering for 63 years. He’s mastered the 8 Kyo-lacquer techniques. He has even invented a new application method for the Nunozuri-nuri technique.

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Taiko Film

1h 13m

Taiko Film is a documentary that introduces us to the enthralling world of Japanese Taiko. We will learn about its origins, history and evolution throughout centuries, its many applications and styles, its expansion to the world and its influence in modern culture, both Eastern and Western.

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Toki Tales

51m 04s

Thirty years ago the “toki” became extinct in the wild in Japan. This is the story of the attempt by a group of dedicated scientists and ordinary citizens to re-establish captive bred Japanese crested ibis, a rare and iconic bird, into the rice farming communities of Sado Island on the East Coast of Japan. As they struggled to breed the last remaining birds in captivity, the islanders have to change their farming methods before the toki could be returned to the wild.

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Toki Tales

51m 04s

Thirty years ago the “toki” became extinct in the wild in Japan. This is the story of the attempt by a group of dedicated scientists and ordinary citizens to re-establish captive bred Japanese crested ibis, a rare and iconic bird, into the rice farming communities of Sado Island on the East Coast of Japan. As they struggled to breed the last remaining birds in captivity, the islanders have to change their farming methods before the toki could be returned to the wild.

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Toki Tales

51m 04s

Thirty years ago the “toki” became extinct in the wild in Japan. This is the story of the attempt by a group of dedicated scientists and ordinary citizens to re-establish captive bred Japanese crested ibis, a rare and iconic bird, into the rice farming communities of Sado Island on the East Coast of Japan. As they struggled to breed the last remaining birds in captivity, the islanders have to change their farming methods before the toki could be returned to the wild.

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Princes of the Yen

1h 32m

Princes of the Yen reveals how post-war Japanese society was transformed to suit the agenda of powerful interest groups, and how citizens were kept entirely in the dark about this. History is now repeating itself around the world.

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Tokyo, Japan

5m 28s

Visit Japan and its bustling capital, Tokyo. Scotty shows us various traditions, food specialties and friendly people.Visit Japan and its bustling capital, Tokyo. Scotty shows us various traditions, food specialties and friendly people.Visit Japan and its bustling capital, Tokyo. Scotty shows us various traditions, food specialties and friendly people.

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Shoyu and the secrets of Japanese cuisine

49m 17s

The Japanese discovered that a humble mould spore could transform soya beans into ‘Shoyu’, the soy sauce that is a pillar of Japanese cuisine. Sprinkle it on rice and the rice changes into sake... This mould is a tiny organism called ‘Aspergillus oryzae’ and mysteriously, it exists only in Japan!

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Dashi, essence of Japan

50m 15s

For centuries, the Japanese have learned to draw from the treasures of nature; their cuisine distills the very best from the country’s oceans, mountains and forests.

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The Okinaway of Life

51m 24s

A wonderful journey in the heart of a legendary civilization that owns the world longevity record in good health. The archipelago of Okinawa, located in the Pacific Ocean at the very south of Japan sees its population with almost no diseases. What are the secrets of Okinawa’s inhabitants ? How can we live longer, happy and in good health ?

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The Okinaway of Life

51m 24s

A wonderful journey in the heart of a legendary civilization that owns the world longevity record in good health. The archipelago of Okinawa, located in the Pacific Ocean at the very south of Japan sees its population with almost no diseases. What are the secrets of Okinawa’s inhabitants ? How can we live longer, happy and in good health ?

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The Okinaway of Life

51m 24s

A wonderful journey in the heart of a legendary civilization that owns the world longevity record in good health. The archipelago of Okinawa, located in the Pacific Ocean at the very south of Japan sees its population with almost no diseases. What are the secrets of Okinawa’s inhabitants ? How can we live longer, happy and in good health ?

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Kidnapped by North Korea

59m 02s

In the 1970s and 80s, hundreds, possibly thousands, of men, women and children were abducted by North Korea’s Secret Service on the orders of Kim Jung II. The majority of these victims came from Japan and South Korea but it’s believed that nationals from at least 11 other countries, including Thailand, Romania, Holland and France were also taken. Some were abducted to teach North Korean spies their language and culture so that their spies could integrate more easily in foreign countries.

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The Missing Tourist

50m 03s

When a Japanese tourist goes missing in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories during a trip to see the Aurora Borealis, a community is left reeling for answers. The Missing Tourist traces the investigation from southern Japan to the wilderness of the Canadian north, breaking down cultural boundaries to bring closure to this unsettling mystery.

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