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TRAVEL

Idle Sky Journeys

TRAVEL 2018 3 minutes 30 seconds Episode(s): 30 japanese Japanese
This short series features drone footage of castles and natural landscapes in Miyagi, while also providing local stories and facts about the scenery. We cover everything from footage of oceans, mountains, and man-made architectural masterpieces, in the attempt to introduce all of Miyagi’s charms!

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    Wild Eel Captured in the City's Yodogawa River Osaka city, Osaka Pref.
    2016 25 minutes

    Yodogawa is a long river running across several cities in the Kansai (West of Japan) area. At the mouth of this river, wild eels have been caught using traditional fishing techniques since Edo period to this day. The camera captures the rare wild eel fishing in the protected environment and...
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    ISANA ~Taiji Town in Turmoil~
    2016 46 minutes

    ‘Isana’ is a centuries-old word, meaning whale. The camera follows the ‘Isana Fishery Union’, a fishing group in a small town called 'Taiji', that is being fought against by activists who want them to stop what they are doing. Follow along with this dramatic and moving documentary, and find the...
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    Zuiganji (2016)
    2016 48 minutes

    Majestic Zuigan-ji Temple in northeast Japan is a national cultural treasure. Completed 400 years ago by the feudal lord of the region, Date Masamune, it’s famous as a lavish and glorious example of the culture of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. The main hall is decorated with beautiful period-style art created by...
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    The Tragedy of the Mt. Ontake Eruption ~Living on an Island of Volcanoes ~
    2015 49 mins

    Midday September 27, 2014, some 250 people at the summit of Mt. Ontake were caught completely unaware by a sudden and violent explosive eruption that sent volcanic rocks and ash raining down on them. Sixty-three people died or went missing that day in the single greatest volcanic disaster in postwar Japanese...
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