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TASTE JAPAN
2019 30 mins

Figaro, a popular Taiwanese actor, visits Aomori Prefecture and encounters the many delicious food products the Prefecture has to offer. On the way, he will draw inspiration from the local cuisine he tastes to create an original recipe of his own. Throughout his trip, Figaro additionally finds himself continually touched by the heartfelt diligence of ...
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Manga Food Restaurant “dying to eat”
2018 55 min

This series follows two fictional characters, Kenjiro Tabe, an office worker with a passion for food in manga, and Chinatsu Yamamoto, his subordinate. Together, the pair visit real-life restaurants to challenge chefs to reacreate various meals that are featured in legendary gourmet mangas. From a 20 cm x 20 cm steak, to a fried croquette ...
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Trap Master Kunio Katagiri and His Secrets to the Finest Gibier
2018

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 ...
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Happiest Meal on the Mountains
2016 30 mins

This program takes a look at the famous anti-aging village in Nagano Prefecture, called Takayama. With it`s rich scenery and the villagers` methods of coexisting with nature, it has been recognized as one of the Biosphere Reserves (Eco Park) by UNESCO. This documentary follows the ordinary lives of its residents, and reveals the secrets behind ...
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Hirupeko -I am hungry-
2018 30 mins

This program will revolutionize your one-hour lunchtime! It will show you how to cook marvelous dishes, provide fun facts about daily ingredients, and also introduce delicious gourmet restaurants you`d long to visit! Watching it will surely help lighten up your meals, and give you the extra flavors that you didn`t know you were secretly craving! ...
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Hey TAXI! Teach Me about Cuisine!
30 minutes

Go  around Kyushu and find a powerful helper to introduce you to delicious meals around town. Taxi drivers usually know a lot about local entertainment and are willing to share inside knowledge with you. This is a non-rehearsed program where we walk around asking Taxi drivers to recommend different delicious restaurants according to the theme.

--> Go  around Kyushu and find a powerful helper to introduce you to delicious meals around town. Taxi drivers usually know a lot about local entertainment and are willing to share inside knowledge with you. This is a non-rehearsed program where we walk around asking Taxi drivers to recommend different delicious restaurants according to the theme.
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Food of Japan Season.2
2017 25 minutes

'Food Japan' is the second season of 'Food Japan', which are produced by regional cable stations across Japan, using their deep connections in the communities to reveal their local treasures. The theme of this series is food culture. In this series, we learn about snacks that Ninjas used to eat, how western food began in ...
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Food of Japan Season.1
2016 30 minutes

Following the success of "Beauty of Japan", "Food of Japan" not only introduces the regional delicacies of Japan but also attempt to uncover the secrets of the unique food cultures from the local experts. In this series, we learn the secrets to the number one strawberry production in Japan, to sophisticated traditional sweets of a ...
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Honko sama – Appreciation of Harvest Nanto city, Toyama Pref.
2016 25 minutes

Honko is one of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism events which commemorate the virtue of its founder, the Monk Shinran. The event is called differently depending on the region: in Toyama it's called 'Honko sama'. It's a special event for household devotion. After the ceremony given by a local monk, special dishes are served to the guests ...
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A Brewery from Sake’s Birthplace Izumo city, Shimane Pref.
2016 25 minutes

Izumo city is believed to be the birthplace of Sake. Asahi Shuzou is a long established sake brewery since 1869. A female successor of the brewery has set a new challenge with a view to convey the beauty of Sake. Willing to change the image of Sake to be more casually accepted by the public, ...
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Beauty of ‘Edomae’ Sushi Fukagawa city, Tokyo
2016 25 minutes

Sushi was first made in Edo (Tokyo's old name) as regional food. It spread across the country and became one of Japan's most famous food. Fresh fish for Edomae sushi can be prepared marinated in vinegar, soya sauce or cooked in sauce then served cold folded over vinegared rice. This documentary follows the art of ...
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Sendai Traditional Vegetables, Producers for Nine Generations Sendai city, Miyagi Pref.
2016 25 minutes

In Sendai city in Miyagi prefecture, regional vegetables are called 'Sendai Traditional Vegetables' as they are adapted to its land and climate. Originally they are either grown traditionally in the region or grown in a special way. The camera follows a family who has grown these vegetables over generations, from seeding to cultivating and cooking.
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‘Koshinoyuki’ Sweets Nagaoka city, Niigata Pref.
2016 25 minutes

Koshinoyuki is one of three best sweets in Japan made of fine sugar and rice flour. Created in Edo period in Nagaoka city, Niigata Prefecture, it spread across Japan. Kosaku Takasugi, a famous samurai, was said to scatter this sweets over a bonsai pine tree next to his death bed while saying "I wanted to ...
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‘Senmaizuke’ Pickled Turnip Kyoto city, Kyoto Pref.
2016 25 minutes

The old city of Kyoto is famous for pickles using local vegetables: Suguki, Shibazuke and Senmaizuke. Nowadays there are many producers of Senmaizuke on the market but it was first made by Kyoto's pickles specialist, Daito. For more than 150 years, the recipes were passed on over generations. The camera focuses on the Senmaizuke pickles ...
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‘Yoshoku’ Cuisine – The First Western Food Yokohama city, Kanagawa Pref.
2016 25 minutes

Yokohama is a city of international port where western culture first developed in Japan after many years of isolation. Yokohama's 'Hotel New Grand' opened in 1927 and many 'Yoshoku' or Japanese-style western dishes were created there. 'Yoshoku' has changed Japanese culture. The camera focuses on the hotel which became one of Yokohama's landmarks telling the ...
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‘Oyaki’, Long-life Village’s Savory Cake Susaka city, Nagano Pref.
2016 25 minutes

Oyaki is a steamed or grilled savory cake made of cooked vegetable stuffed in a flour dough. It can also be made with An (sweet bean curd) wrapped in a flour dough. This is a traditional home cuisine in Nagano prefecture. There are many Oyaki manufacturers in the region. Among many variations of stuffing, the ...
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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 discovers specialities of Yodogawa using ...
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Anago, Saltwater Eel Tsushima Island, Nagasaki Pref.
2016 25 minutes

Tsushima in Kyushu, is a small island located between Japan and South Korea, this small island is famous for Japan's highest production of Anago, saltwater eels. Locals restaurants are serving them as tempura, shabushabu or even as sashimi. The camera shows how the saltwater eels are captured, prepared and then served at the restaurant.
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Katayaki – Ninja Snack for the World Iga city, Mie Pref.
2016 25 minutes

Iga city in Mie prefecture is traditionally known for Iga Ninja. What kind of food did Ninja eat? Katayaki is a regional snack which is said to come from the food which Ninja used to eat as portable snacks. This unique was exhibited at the World Expo in Milan, Italy in 2015 and it received ...
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Nagoya’s Home Food – Miso Udon Noodle (Nikomi Udon) Nagoya city, Aichi Pref.
2016 25 minutes

Out of many regional food found in Nagoya, one can't avoid 'Miso dishes' which use red thick sauce from soya paste. Variations are Miso Udon Noodle (Miso Nikomi Udon). Pork cutlet with miso sauce (Miso Katsu or Miso Kushikatsu). People enjoy these savory dishes with their rich flavored sauce. The camera focuses on Miso Udon ...
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Hospitality in the Air Narita city, Chiba Pref.
2015 30 minutes

Tasty beef fillet, rich foie gras and caviar; these are some of the ingredients used for in-flight meals produced by three-star chefs. Each meal is colorful and delicately presented while served in the air. To achieve these kinds of high-quality services, it requires tricks and creativeness. This documentary presents the hospitality from Japan traveling around ...
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‘Ebi Senbei’: Shrimp Crackers Nishio city, Aichi Pref.
2015 30 minutes

Ebi Senbei is a rice cracker made from rice with fresh shrimps. Nishio city is said to be the place this Ebi senbei was first made. 100 year-old Mikawa Isshiki are Ebi senbei makers, their flavors and production process have been developed over the years while still keeping tradition in mind. The camera follows the ...
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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 (Setonaikai) and from the mountain. This documentary describes Okayama's climate and historical background along with the recipe of Barazushi ...
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Miso Ramen (Soup Noodle) Sapporo city, Hokkaido
2015 30 minutes

Ramen noodles have become a trend around the world and nearly every Japanese region has its own variation. The speciality of Sapporo city is 'Miso Ramen' which was created there after the second world war and has a Miso paste based soup. Now a number of restaurants contribute to the city's tourism. The typical Miso ...
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Decorated Festivity Dish: Kamaboko surimi Toyama city, Toyama Pref.
2015 30 minutes

The Sea Bream (Tai) is a symbol of happy occasions in Japan. Kamaboko is a type of surimi; a processed seafood product made from white fish purée, formed in shapes, steamed until fully cooked and served hot or cold. Tai shaped Kamaboko is 'a must-have' on festive occasions in Toyama, The camera focuses on passions ...
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Kyoyasai: Kyoto Vegetables Kyoto city, Kyoto Pref.
2015 30 minutes

A world-famous tourist destination, Kyoto is renown for its local vegetables: kyoyasai (Kyoto vegetables) which play an important role on kyoryori (traditional cuisine of Kyoto). There are about 40 different vegetables which have been used by most of Kyoto households for a long time. This documentary captures local farmers who specialize in kyoyasai, chefs using ...
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‘Akagyu Beef’ from Aso Aso city, Kumamoto Pref.
2015 30 minutes

One of Kumamoto's main production is 'Akagyu beef' from Aso city. Where cattle is raised in the beautiful prairies at Mt. Aso's foot. Not many people know that, in order to maintain Aso's wonderful landscape, Akagyu cattle is needed there. With the stunning nature of Mt. Aso with its five peaks, the camera is introducing ...
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Fine Cuisine of Ryotei Restaurants Yamagata city, Yamagata Pref.
2015 30 minutes

Yamagata city was once very popular for its safflower production for textile dyeing during the Edo period. Many safflower buyers, visiting the city at that time, enjoyed the fine cuisine from the Ryotei restaurants. Now only six of those Ryotei restaurants still exist. The camera depicts the hospitality (omotenashi) of those restaurants along with their ...
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Wagashi Sweets from Samurai Town Kanazawa city, Ishikawa Pref.
2015 30 minutes

The historical samurai town of Kanazawa is famous for Wagashi, the Japanese traditional sweets. The city said to have the largest consumption in fresh wagashis. Unlike other Japanese regions, Kanazawa has four distinctive seasons. The different wagashis are traditionally made according to the seasons, adding elegance to people's daily lives. This documentary take you to ...
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Kinmedai Fish Inatori city, Shizuoka Pref.
2015 30 minutes

Kinmedai fish (Splendid Alfonsino) from Inatori city, in Shizuoka is a very popular fish sold at the world famous Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market under its own bran: 'Inatori Kinmedai fish'. The nutrition rich Inatori coastal sea allows Kinmedai fish to have fatty tasty meat. The fish is delivered to major fish markets on the same ...
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Fugu (Blowfish) Niihama city, Ehime Pref.
2015 30 minutes

Ehime's Niihama city is blessed with the beautiful Setonaikai inland sea and a variety of delicious seafood. Local people enjoy 'Fugu zaku', a dish made from Fugu (blowfish) which is only caught during the winter months. 'Fugu zaku' is roughly slicing the blowfish's skin and meat and mixing them together with citrus vinegar sauce. The ...
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Strawberry Fields Tochigi city, Tochigi Pref.
2015 30 minutes

Tochigi is famous for having the largest production of strawberries in Japan for 47 consecutive years. Discovering how the best seller "Tochi Otome" and the new "Sky Berry" were developed, the camera follows its researchers and how they established the production processes in order to produce those sweet strawberries.
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Hungry Hoppers – Pigging out around Japan
2010 24 mins

This crazy and entertaining food show hosted by Yo Oizumi, a Japanese rising actor/star, follows three comedic guys known as the "Piggy Family" as they travel around Japan seeking out the local hidden delicacies that Japan's world renowned cuisine has to offer. Watch as the guys travel in their minivan, named "Onigiri Go," from town ...
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Sushi Samplers A freshly made program just for you!
2011 5 mins

TI ComNet Japan is delighted to introduce our entertainment documentary – Sushi Samplers! With episodes that cover a variety of topics related to sushi-making, we want to dazzle viewers by portraying the true phenomenon of sushi, approaching it from a variety of angles and sprinkling episodes with rarely known sushi secrets. We’re confident that Sushi ...
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Ramen Kingdom
2012 55 mins

The folks of Yamagata Prefecture have an unparalleled love of ramen noodles! In fact, the number of ramen restaurants per household is the biggest in Japan! In response to the 2011 earthquake disaster, ramen restaurateurs have come up with a whole bunch of ways to put smiles back on customers’ faces and keep their wallets ...
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