88 Hours Meltdown

Living Ninja Legend Masaaki Hatsumi

Masaaki Hatsumi, 84 years old, is a living ninja in modern times. He is the grandmaster of Togakure-ryu, a ninjutsu school that was founded about 900 years ago, and has drawn attention from the FBI and other government agencies as they train in survival skills and how to dodge enemy attacks and save one’s life. Hatsumi’sdisciples and followers are estimated at more than 100,000 around the world. His ninjutsu is now even taught at the university in California as a regular course. At age of 27, Hatsumibecame an apprentice of a ninjutsu mentor and inherited the position after 15 years of grueling training. He bolstered his reputation during his journey abroad, with fierce fighters and soldiersbeing no match for him. We will look at the life of the world-renowned grandmaster and his legendary techniques.

Upcoming Airdates

Japan from Above - Kyushu, Okinawa

  • 2018-10-19T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Kimono Revolution

  • 2018-10-26T05:00:00-07:00
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Train Cruise: Pacific Coastal Life In Shikoku Island

Our reporter discovers deep history and local culture on his 200 kilometers of rail travel along the Pacific coast and inland mountains of eastern Kochi on Shikoku island.

  • 2018-11-09T04:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD

Somewhere Street Kobe

Kobe is one of the busiest international port cities in Japan. It was devastated by a large earthquake in 1995, but it has recovered splendidly. In this episode, we stroll around Kobe streets.

  • 2018-11-16T04:00:00-08:00
    KCET-HD