Izumo: Home of the Gods
*First broadcast on December 7, 2023.
Each year, Japan's deities are said to gather in Izumo in western Japan. We visit Izumo Taisha, a shrine with a millennium of history, and explore a land with deep connections to the distant past.
Japan's gods are said to congregate here at Inasa Beach at the same time each year
Izumo Taisha, a shrine with over a thousand years of history, is believed to have been the site of an ancient structure 48 meters tall
An offering to the gods, jinzai mochi, is said to have been the precursor to a modern dessert called zenzai