28m 00s
Fukushima Then & Now, the Samurai Spirit
J-Trip Plan
28m 00s

Broadcast on October 28, 2019
Available until October 28, 2020

Aizu-Wakamatsu was the setting of the last civil war 150 years ago. Our reporter visits this city steeped in the samurai spirit, where the local clan honored their principals to the end. He visits the school where samurai sons were trained. Through martial arts, he learns about the Aizu spirit and the rule of "wrong is wrong," instilled from childhood. Also, our correspondent from the Fukushima tourist association visits a mist-shrouded river and an abandoned village to take illusionary photos.

Reporter: Andrew Carter