Mie - A Cultural Crossroads


27m 00s
Broadcast on May 30, 2022 Available until May 30, 2023

Zac Reynolds has lived in Japan for over 20 years, and now works for a bicycle maker in Mie Prefecture. As a crossroads on the old Tokaido Highway, Mie has a unique cultural legacy. In the post station of Sekijuku, we visit a sweets store run by the descendants of a famous ninja spy. After a small island fishing village where the locals preserve some unique customs, on the south coast we meet a couple who have cultivated pearls for 45 years. This remains one of Japan's most vibrant and exciting places to live.

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