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Trap Master Kunio Katagiri and His Secrets to the Finest Gibier

DOCUMENTARY 2018 48 minutes Episode(s): 1 english English
Kunio Katagiri is a master trapper and legendary owner-chef of a gibier (wild game) restaurant for 45 years. Katagiri, who hunts all of his game meats by himself, never uses a gun. Instead, he uses homemade traps of his own design to capture wild deer and wild boar alive, risking severe injury to wrestle down large beasts with his bare hands. Once an animal is captured, master trapper turns master chef. From trap to table, Katagiri does every step himself. He beleives that enjoying every part of the animal deliciously is the best way to show appreciation to the animal for relinquishing its life. His simple menu of wild game sashimi, roasts, and hotpots is acclaimed as among the finest of its genre. This program takes viewers inside Katagiri's repect for nature, his brilliant hunting techniques and the secrets to his cuisine that attracts customers from around the world.

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