Mie - A Cultural Crossroads
Zac Reynolds has lived in Japan for over 20 years, and now works for a bicycle maker in Mie Prefecture. As a crossroads on the old Tokaido Highway, Mie has a unique cultural legacy. In the post station of Sekijuku, we visit a sweets store run by the descendants of a famous ninja spy. We meet young newcomers using organic farming to revitalize a country town, and on the south coast, a couple who have cultivated pearls for 45 years. This remains one of Japan's most vibrant and exciting places to live.
A steep climb to visit an old ninja town
Trying the local specialty – star okra
Mystery marks on a tiny island
A close-up look at how pearls are produced