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

Broadcast on September 23, 2018
Available until September 23, 2021

In this episode, we begin our journey in Hiroshima Prefecture and explore sacred locations in Chugoku and Shikoku regions in western Japan. In Shikoku, we join a couple on a famous pilgrimage. We fly to Izumo to visit an ancient Shinto shrine, and then on to Tottori Prefecture with its other-worldly sand dunes. The people we meet tackle diverse and demanding challenges: a woman who shares a message of peace in Hiroshima; a man who grows olives on an island; and a teacher of kagura, an ancient form of dance and drama.