Imperial Treasures: Master Artisans of Japan

This program offers an unprecedented glimpse at some of the most stunning treasures of the Japanese Imperial Household, featuring fine arts and crafts made between the second half of the 19th and the 20th century. They include exquisite cloisonné depictions of cherry blossoms and other motifs inspired by nature, as well as woven fabrics whose designs are so intricate that they would be impossible to replicate today.

Imperial Treasures

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My Small Steps from Hiroshima

Kaoru Ogura dedicated his life to telling the world about the Japanese city where the first atomic bomb was dropped. He brought public figures from other countries together with survivors in postwar Hiroshima, even though he himself was born and raised in the U.S. The devastation shocked the visitors, causing them to spread the word internationally. They eventually began supporting the victims and joining in the anti-nuclear movement. The program recounts the life and work of those activists and the experiences of Kaoru Ogura.

  • 2016-09-02T08:00:00-07:00

Hiroshima Lost: The Day The Nuclear Arms Race Began

NHK WORLD TV brings you a documentary screened at the 2015 UN Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) conference, with additional material compiled by NHK's Hiroshima station. The program reveals what happened on the day in 1945 when the bomb was dropped, through interviews with victims as well as photos, drawings, and computer graphics. The devastation underscores the tragedy of war and the importance of peace.

  • 2016-09-09T08:00:00-07:00

70 Years of Wandering -Storytelling Artist Koryu-

  • 2016-09-23T08:00:00-07:00