Gifts from the Mountains

JAPAN FROM ABOVE / Co-production between NHK, Gedeon Programmes, ZDF Arte, and Voyage

49m 00s
Broadcast on August 19, 2018 Available until August 19, 2023

In this episode, we begin our journey in Aomori Prefecture in the northeastern part of Honshu, Japan's largest main island. From there, we fly over the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture and visit the east coast of Tohoku, an area still battling to recover following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. We meet people who harness the power of nature to grow crops, breed fish and make unique cuisine, and then finally go behind the scenes at a fish market and a public bath in Tokyo.

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