Kekkai: Bamboo Boundaries


10m 00s
Broadcast on March 20, 2020 Available until March 31, 2030

In Japan, the lines and signs that indicate places you can and cannot enter are quite vague. These Kekkai, or boundaries, can take the form of a length of bamboo, for example, lying on its side at an entrance. To most foreign tourists, it is probably just a piece of bamboo. But in actual fact it embodies the spirit of the Japanese mindset. Take a deep yet comic look at how Kekkai is a show of respect for all things and everyone.

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