In his last years, Katsushika Hokusai, world-renowned ukiyoe artist, painted a final masterpiece. Destroyed by fire in 1923, the 3-meter work has now been recreated based on the only surviving image, a single early 20th century monochrome photo. Leading edge image analysis technology combined with traditional art restoration techniques brought this magnificent work back to life in all its glory.
When President Barack Obama visited Hiroshima in 2016, he spoke of a Japanese woman who had forgiven the American pilot of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb. This program tells the story of one such woman, Koko Kondo. Kondo was 10 when she met the pilot of the Enola Gay on an American TV show, “This is Your Life.” The show had featured her father, a minister who accompanied atomic bomb victims to the U.S. for plastic surgery.