Kagoshima - Legacy of Determination *RERUN
Historically known as Satsuma, Kagoshima Prefecture was a region famed for producing warrior heroes. This 290km ride takes us via its beautiful coastlines to the active volcano of Sakurajima. On a detour into the mountains, we meet a woman who singlehandedly revived the unique regional craft of Satsuma button making. We also visit modern day swordsmen who train in a tradition directly handed down from the samurai.
Learning the sword arts of the Satsuma samurai
Each Satsuma button contains a miniature universe
A taste of winter, from a giant radish pyramid
Our goal - the active volcano of Sakurajima