Lamp
This episode features a whole range of beautiful and soothing lamps that give a sense of warmth and nostalgia. We visit a secluded hot spring in Aomori Prefecture illuminated entirely with 140 lamps. And we look at some magnificent lamps and lanterns carefully fashioned by craftsmen in the Meiji period (1868-1912). Popular comedian Hiroshi shows us the lantern he takes on camping trips. The last craftsman of hurricane lanterns in Japan shares with us some touching stories. We also feature the jazz and rock duo EGO-WRAPPIN', who sometimes use hand lamps when they perform before audiences. And we look at the alluring illumination at a hot springs resort in Aso, Kyushu.