Journeys in Japan

Izu & Odawara: The Senses of Summer

28:00
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Since ancient times, Japanese have developed clever methods for keeping cool in summertime by using nature and the five senses. It's called noryo. On this trip, Deborah Ten visits Odawara and the Izu Peninsula, which are famous resort areas close to Tokyo. She gets acquainted with traditional wisdom and aesthetics to keep cool on hot summer days. She tastes chilled tokoroten seaweed noodles, hears wind chimes, listens to a stream outside her room in a traditional inn, touches cooling water and sees magical fireflies. Deborah, who grew up in Malaysia, discovers old ways to celebrate summer.

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