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The Mysterious Door

ENTERTAINMENT 2006 30 mins Episode(s): 72 Chinese Japanese
In Tohoku area and Gunma Prefecture in North-Eastern Japan, there are many strange and mysterious tales! There must be reasons as to how these bizarre stories found their roots. Join the show’s hosts along with the studio audience as they try to uncover the mysteries in a scientific manner – see if you can solve them, too!

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    Yakuza and Constitution
    2016 96 mins

    Since the enactment of the Anti-Boryokudan Act and Yakuza exclusion ordinances, the number of Yakuza members has reduced to less than 60,000. In the past 3 years, about 20,000 members have left Yakuza organizations. However, the numbers alone does not explain the reality. What are they thinking? How are they...
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    Jizo-bon Festival -Choraku Temple of the Valley-
    2018 30 mins

    Jizo-bon is a festival that celebrates the Jizo Bosatsu, or "Kshitigarbha", and takes place in the Kinki Region of Japan. The Jizo-bon culture of Choraku Temple in Kakogawa City, Hyogo Prefecture, has been passed down from the Edo Period. In the evening, men carrying large drums and children carrying lanterns...
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    Barazushi Okayam city, Okayama Pref.
    2015 30 minutes

    Barazushi is a type of sushi with vegetables and fish beautifully scatted over the sushi rice. Bara means 'scattered'. Okayama Barazushi is a colorful local dish famous for its variety of local products from the sea (The Seto Inland Sea) and from the mountain. This documentary describes Okayama's climate and...
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    Village Kabuki Passed on by a Mentor
    2012 30 mins

    Kabuki became a part of Ina village culture in Nagano when it was first performed by travelers in 18th century Edo era. It became known locally as Nakao Kabuki, but was lost with the onset of war. Thanks to village youths and their elder mentor, the tradition was revived, and...
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