NHK Kabuki Kool – The Super Thief Ishikawa Goemon (2019) 720p HDTV

NHK Kabuki Kool – The Super Thief Ishikawa Goemon (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 601 MB
Category: Tutorial


Ishikawa Goemon is a legendary thief from the late 16th century who appears in several kabuki plays. Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores what makes this figure so popular.
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NHK – Kimono Revolution (2019) 720p HDTV

NHK – Kimono Revolution (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.0 GB
Category: Documentary


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Yoshimasa Takakura, a kimono shop owner from Fukuoka Prefecture has launched an unprecedented project: to produce elaborate kimono representing every single one of the 206 countries and regions around the world. His goal? The 2020 Tokyo Olympics … he’d like to see all the placard bearers wear the kimono at the opening ceremony. Takakura is fighting to save the declining kimono industry by calling on artisans from all around Japan to come together and create innovative designs. The program follows Takakura’s quest to bring new life to an old tradition. [Read more…]

NHK Kabuki Kool – The Super Thief Ishikawa Goemon (2019) 720p HDTV

NHK Kabuki Kool – The Super Thief Ishikawa Goemon (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 601 MB
Category: Documentary


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Ishikawa Goemon is a legendary thief from the late 16th century who appears in several kabuki plays. Actor Kataoka Ainosuke explores what makes this figure so popular. [Read more…]

NHK – Nagasaki: The Hidden Faces of Faith (2019) 720p HDTV

NHK – Nagasaki: The Hidden Faces of Faith (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.07 GB
Category: Documentary


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The World Heritage “Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region” preserve the memory of the Christians who observed their faith during 250 years of religious prohibition. Many of these sites are in the Nagasaki area, where the Virgin Mary was particularly venerated. The secrecy of their faith is evident in objects of worship, including a seashell bearing a human-like image and statues of a Buddhist deity. Both were proxies for images of Mary. These Christians held onto their faith despite the threat of oppression and death, believing that Mary was life. We look at what the prayers of these people can tell us today. [Read more…]

NHK Train Cruise – Quaint Sketches of Life in the Nagano Countyside (2019) 720p HDTV

NHK Train Cruise – Quaint Sketches of Life in the Nagano Countyside (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 851 MB
Category: Documentary


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Travel the verdant countryside of Nagano Prefecture in early summer. Our journey starts at a hot-spring town on the Ueda Line where the conductor plays harmonica for passengers. Trains rattle through rustic, hilly terrain along Nagano Electric Railway. The Shinano Line gives new life to colorful, old trains. The JR Shinonoi Line has a view of 1,500 terraced rice fields. The JR Oito Line runs along the foot of the majestic Northern Alps. We peek into the lives of the residents who live each day with thanks to nature. [Read more…]

NHK – Station Children Japanese Orphans of WWII (2018) 720p HDTV

NHK – Station Children: Japanese Orphans of WWII (2018) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 915 MB
Category: Documentary


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All alone in an uncaring world: that was the fate of many Japanese children who lost their parents during World War II. Desperate and hungry, they drifted to train stations in big cities and lived in underground passages, and were called and known as “station children”. They were forced to beg and, often, to steal. Some just waited for death. NHK found survivors who reveal the largely unknown plight of these war orphans. A woman recalled caring for her brother and sister in the dark hell beneath Tokyo’s Ueno Station. A man, spurned by relatives, described living on the streets, nearly blinded by illness and losing his best friend to suicide. These heartbreaking accounts offer an important message for modern Japan.
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NHK Cycle Around Japan – Oita Land of Plenty (2019) 720p HDTV

NHK Cycle Around Japan – Oita: Land of Plenty (2019) 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.14 GB
Category: Documentary


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Oita Prefecture was known since ancient times as the “Land of Plenty.” But why? English cyclist James Hobbs looks for answers on a 3-day, 350-km ride through this southern region. His interest captured by a mysterious sight in a mountain forest, he learns the skill and effort required to cultivate quality mushrooms. Down by the coast, by a fertile sea filled with islands, he experiences Oita ingenuity first hand. And on one of the tiny islands, he meets a young couple who are its hope for the future.
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NHK Train Cruise 2017 Along the Coast of the Seto Inland Sea 720p HDTV

NHK Train Cruise 2017 Along the Coast of the Seto Inland Sea 720p HDTV
English | Size: 1.10 GB
Category: Documentary


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Located in western Japan, the Seto Inland Sea is home to about 700 islands. We travel from Okayama Prefecture to Hiroshima Prefecture along the coast. The La Malle de Bois train is perfect for tourists with free Wi-Fi and outlets, while the Setouchi Marine View’s huge windows allow for amazing views of the ocean. While taking in the beautiful sights, we stop at Kurashiki, Onomichi, Takehara, Kure, and finally Hiroshima, enjoying all that they have to offer. [Read more…]

NHK Train Cruise 2016 The Cities Mountains and Seas of Osaka and Wakayama 720p HDTV

NHK Train Cruise 2016 The Cities Mountains and Seas of Osaka and Wakayama 720p HDTV
English | Size: 3.00 GB
Category: 3.00 GB


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We start at Kansai International Airport. In the metropolis of Osaka Prefecture, we ride the futuristic “rapi:t” that resembles something out of a sci-fi movie, enjoy a bite at a local eatery, and travel by the latest streetcar through the suburbs. In Wakayama Prefecture, we journey through rugged terrain to Mt. Koya, 800m in altitude. Here we forget everyday and experience Buddhist monastic life. Then we take local trains down toward the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, we discover a little train that hauls the local mikan harvest through mountainside orchards near the coast. We also meet an old fishing family and a feline stationmaster. Enjoy a journey to the city, mountain, and sea in Osaka and Wakayama. [Read more…]

NHK – Breakthrough: Fixing a Broken Heart (2019) 1080p HDTV

NHK – Breakthrough: Fixing a Broken Heart (2019) 1080p HDTV
English | Size: 392 MB
Category: Documentary


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Breakthrough: Fixing A Broken Heart
Heart disease is the number one cause of deaths worldwide, but there are researchers frantically working to change that. Meet the people inventing the future of cardiac health, from new ways of imaging the body, to the possibility of 3D printing a functioning heart. [Read more…]