The Floating World - First Contact - RERUN
"The Floating World" is an unprecedented history animation series that transforms manga-like woodblock prints depicting the daily life of old Japan into a time traveling adventure. Prof. Frederik Cryns, who specializes in the historical interaction between the West and Japan, timeslips to mid-19th century Japan on his visit to an old district in Tokyo. He discovers the resilience of the local people, whose unique and peculiar worldview depicted in the prints enabled them to overcome the crises.
On his visit to Asakusa in Tokyo today
Prof. Cryns timeslips to Asakusa in Edo
The sustainable lifestyle of Edo people
The Great Earthquake of Edo in 1855