NHK Kabuki Kool – The World of Chushingura The Treasury of Loyal Retainers (2020)

NHK Kabuki Kool – The World of Chushingura: The Treasury of Loyal Retainers (2020)
English | Size: 630 MB
Category: Tutorial


Chushingura is one of the most popular plays. It is based on a sensational historical incident when 47 masterless samurai avenged the death of their lord. Ainosuke explores it in a two-part series. [Read more…]

NHK – Asteroid the Source of Life(2020)

NHK – Asteroid the Source of Life?(2020)
English | Size: 2.48 GB
Category: Documentary


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Asteroids: The Source of Life?
In February 2019, after hurtling 300 million kilometers from Earth, the Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 landed on the asteroid Ryugu. We follow the team behind the mission, as they sample parts of the asteroid and return it to our planet. [Read more…]

NHK Cycle Around Japan – Memories from the Road Spirit of the North (2020)

NHK Cycle Around Japan – Memories from the Road: Spirit of the North (2020)
English | Size: 807 MB
Category: Tutorial


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Selected moments from rides in the north country, cherry blossoms in spring and red leaves in fall. In Aomori Prefecture, northernmost part of Japan’s main Honshu island, we encounter its traditional tenacity of spirit in young children learning to master the local style of shamisen playing. In neighboring Akita Prefecture, children sing songs handed down for generations, tales of fishermen, their families and the sea. Finally, in Fukushima Prefecture, we see how Aizu still lives by the code of its mountain samurai clan, famed for staying true to their principles. [Read more…]

NHK Cycle Around Japan – Memories From the Road Life on the Islands (2020)

NHK Cycle Around Japan – Memories From the Road: Life on the Islands (2020)
English | Size: 897 MB
Category: Documentary


Selected moments from past trips to Japan’s smaller islands, exploring their unique cultures and ways of life. Riding a scenic cycling route spanning the Seto Inland Sea, we learn how an island community’s hopes for the future rest on the students of their tiny school. On the Oki Islands off Japan’s west coast, we stand atop its awesome cliffs before getting hands-on in an island sumo ring, and on southern Miyakojima, we taste the ocean in the local tofu and the island’s history in its traditional music. [Read more…]

NHK Kabuki Kool – Kabuki Dance Henge Buyo (2020)

NHK Kabuki Kool – Kabuki Dance: Henge Buyo (2020)
English | Size: 366 MB
Category: Documentary

Kataoka Ainosuke explores the fantastic play, "The Dance of the Earth Spider," where one actor switches between 5 different roles. [Read more…]

NHK Train Cruise – The Sanriku Coast’s Unbeatable Spirit (2020)

NHK Train Cruise – The Sanriku Coast’s Unbeatable Spirit (2020)
English | Size: 704 MB
Category: Documentary

The Sanriku Railway Rias Line runs 163km the length of Iwate Pref. in Japan’s northeast, from Kuji Station in the north through Sakari Station in the south. The only way to conquer the rugged coastline was to go through it, with no fewer than 80 tunnels. Brilliant scenery and the sea awaits when you exit each tunnel. Travel the Sanriku Railway that was the beacon of hope for the region’s quick recovery after the Sanriku coastline suffered major damage during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. [Read more…]