Toki: Japanese Crested Ibis *RERUN
This episode looks at how the crested ibis features in art. We watch an artisan who relies on cherry tree twigs to dye fabrics and reproduce the colors associated with this rare bird. We take a look at "Soaring Wings: Journey of the Crested Ibis," a stage production performed more than 200 times around the globe by the Shanghai Dance Theatre. It took the lead dancer 4 years to perfectly depict the movements of this bird. And we visit an artisan on Sado Island who crafts reliefs depicting this bird, as well as a painter whose works have been inspired by Kin, Japan's last crested ibis born in the wild. There is also rare footage of efforts to revive this endangered species and reintroduce it to the wild.