Saitama Traditions - Tokyo's Scenic Neighbor
The late autumn gingko trees are a brilliant yellow in Tokyo's neighboring prefecture of Saitama. Surprisingly unexplored, this is an area of great natural beauty with its own distinct traditions. We learn how a family of dollmakers breathes life into their creations, treasured for generations. In Kawagoe, a town with the atmosphere of centuries past, we marvel at the speed and skill of an old-style candy maker. And we discover how Saitama's special climate is the secret behind a world-class whisky.
Doll-making skills passed from father to son
The amazing speed of traditional candy makers at work
An unexpected race with an old steam locomotive
Savoring the heavenly aroma of Saitama whisky