The Past Meets the Future
Aired: March 30, 2021 (UTC)
Tokyo is one of the world’s most modern cities. But it is also home to thousands of artisans who practice traditions that date back centuries, to when the city was known as Edo. Many of these ancient art forms are threatened by changing tastes and a lack of young people willing to take them up. But some forward-looking creators are finding ways to overcome such obstacles to ensure that these precious examples of Japanese culture remain alive and vibrant for generations to come.
We follow Japan’s trailblazers breaking new ground in various fields and discover the purpose that keeps them moving forward.
Explore a colorful variety of modern Japan’s most popular topics, including food, technology, ecology and regional promotions, with a focus on the innovative ideas and passionate effort from the people behind it all.
Infotainment show featuring young artists full of talent with their unique sense of “Japan.”
This series will feature how various culture in modern Japan and overseas blend together and influence each other.
The program introduces the history and wisdom behind Japan’s technological strength and specialties, which are helping to revitalize regional areas of the country.
In this series, we’ll visit national parks in Japan to meet the people that call them home, enjoy seasonal views that have inspired artists and writers for centuries, and explore their landmarks. *Available in English original broadcast version, and Chinese/Korean/French/Japanese-subtitled versions.
This series will highlight Ainu dance, modern art, crafts, and culture that has made its way overseas, as well as explore the Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park that opened in 2020.