Posts Tagged Japan

Ishinomaki: Then & Now

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The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

The trailer for “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” a short documentary about the aftermath of the March 11th disaster:

Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan’s recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins.

A stunning visual poem about the ephemeral nature of life and the healing power of Japan’s most beloved flower.

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By Samuel Cockedey

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A Vision of Japanese University Students Today

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Message From Tohoku: We Will Always Remember You

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This is what a Japanese wedding procession looks like

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Real Japan

Anyone who knows Japan even a little will have visited Tokyo, or the temples in Kyoto, but what about the rest of the country? They very rarely get a mention, but we think it’s the people and places off the regular route where Japan’s real treasures are to be found.

For the pilot, we went to Shodoshima, a small island in the Inland Sea in central Japan, to visit a 200-year-old kabuki theatre, traditional soy-sauce and noodle factories, and Xerom, where they make minute, cutting-edge components for your camera or smartphone. And we stayed with the delightful Sasaki family, who have farmed on the island for generations.

Its creators are asking viewers to leave suggestions about locations for future episodes.

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