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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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What You Taught Me About My Son

  • 2017-05-26T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

The Lost Hokusai

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.

  • 2017-06-02T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Peace Speaker, Koko Kondo

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.

  • 2017-06-09T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD