Home > TV Programs > The Mark of Beauty


TV Programs

The Mark of Beauty

*You will leave NHK website.
The Mark of Beauty

This unconventional art program introduces the great variety of beauty to be found in the arts and crafts related to everyday Japanese life.

Hosted by Masao Kusakari


Mon.4:30 - 5:00
8:30 - 9:00
16:30 - 17:00
22:30 - 23:00

Apr. 6, Mon.


This episode features chimneys, which conjure up images of the past when people had to work hard and had fewer things than they did today. It focuses on some little-known history and what makes chimneys in Japan so special. The chimneys of public bath houses were once landmarks for the community. The western-style chimneys that appeared in the late 19th century were distinctively decorated. And chimneys look different over the course of a day from morning till evening.

Previous Shows