Ep 4 When the Forest Spirits Dance

Mini-Dramas on SDGs

2m 00s
Broadcast on November 8, 2021 Available until March 31, 2024

In Japan, people have coexisted with the forest and the creatures that inhabit it. To show gratitude for the animal lives sacrificed for sustaining human lives, and to offer a prayer to the forest spirits are traditions that have been kept for a long time. This story is told by an old man who once was a hunter back in his early days. One day, he experienced something very mystical and magical in a forest... Inspired by the Shishi Odori, which is a traditional performing art carried on by people in Iwate Prefecture, Tohoku area, the story depicts their feeling of awe for the amazing nature.

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