The Shape of Sound: A Piano Paints the Seasons of Nara


45m 15s
Broadcast on October 3, 2020 Available until October 3, 2023

"The 72 Pentads of Yamato" produced by NHK Nara has garnered more than 2 million views online from around the world. Each pentad, or five-day season, reflects on the Japanese ideal of living in harmony with nature in Yamato, the ancient name for Nara. The series is created by Nara videographer Hozan Koichi and Kawakami Mine, a pianist who has performed in Spain. Follow Kawakami in her preparations for their next project -- the pinnacle of the series -- a devotional offering at Kasuga Taisha Shrine.

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