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Core Kyoto

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Core Kyoto

The ancient capital, Kyoto, continues to be innovative after 1,200 years. We dive deep into its core in this definitive program.


Thu.14:30 - 15:00
20:30 - 21:00
Fri.2:30 - 3:00
8:30 - 9:00

Oct. 23, Thu.*This program was first broadcast on Nov. 7, 2013

Nishijin-ori: Beauty Crystallized in a Kyoto Brocade

Nishijin-ori symbolizes the ancient capital's elegance and luxury. The obi-weaving process is divided into detailed tasks, such as mon-template design and yarn dying. Each artisan has a specialist role. With a deep sense of responsibility and a mutual trust, they strive for higher levels of perfection. Noh costumes have unsurpassable beauty. Some artisans weave with their fingernails. This magnificent textile meshes the city's 1,200 year-old history and the fervor of artisans through the ages.

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