49m 00s
Cradle of Traditions
JAPAN FROM ABOVE / Co-production between NHK, Gedeon Programmes, ZDF Arte, and Voyage
49m 00s

Broadcast on August 26, 2018
Available until August 26, 2021

In this episode, we explore central and western parts of Japan, starting in the Kansai region. Kansai, which includes the ancient cities of Nara and Kyoto, is the cradle of Japanese culture and religion. As well as enjoying stunning scenes from the air in the heartland of Japan, we meet a sword maker, a plant hunter, a traditional entertainer and a pair of paper makers. Whatever their chosen path in life, they seek to uphold knowledge and wisdom passed down through the years.