This program conveyed the attraction and depth of fermented foods.
The cast includes actors Toshiki Tateishi and Eito Konishi.
In addition to enjoying the taste sensations brought about by fermentation, the two will also have the opportunity to experience the preparation process and talk with local people about the ingenuity and wisdom behind their food products.
Now, a journey to rediscover Japan through the land of fermentation.
Please join us!
日本のおもてなしに挑戦 ～ドラマ「花嫁のれん」番外編 ～
Japan's Omotenashi culture is renowned as "the world’s best hospitality”. In 2020, the number of traditional inns (ryokan) and hotels in Japan exceeded 52,000. Of all the accommodations in Japan, there is one long-established ryokan in Ishikawa Prefecture that stands apart from the others, voted Japan’s number 1 for 36 consecutive years.
KAGAYA. Kagaya has attracted guests from all over Japan and the world for over 110 years, to enjoy the best Omotenashi hospitality in the world.
A project has been launched to have six foreign residents living in Japan, undergo the top class Nakai (staff at ryokan who welcome, serve and attend to the needs of their guests) training at Kagaya. Over 100 women applied and six women were chosen. They are from the United States, Mexico, Spain, Uzbekistan, the Philippines, and Taiwan. How will the Japanese spirit of hospitality, Omotenashi be understood by these women?
The ten days of Nakai training at Kagaya is challenging to say the least. Wearing a heavy kimono is a struggle in itself. The spirit of Omotenashi dwells in everything, not only in etiquette, but even in a single greeting. We journey with these women from six different cultures and value systems and witness the empathy and conflicts that arise. While learning about traditional Japanese culture through Nakai training the six women realize that Omotenashi holds a different meaning for each person.
"Good memories are treasures of the heart, and creating treasures of the heart for our guests is the heart of hospitality.” - Bride & Pride
The genesis of this project is the daytime drama series "Bride & Pride," broadcast nationwide by Tokai Television via Fuji Television Network and distributed in more than 20 countries and regions around the world. Set in a long-established ryokan in Ishikawa Prefecture, the series depicts Japan's world-class hospitality, and the famous line from the show "good memories are treasures of the heart" is now recognized globally. What these six women have in common is the desire to create "treasures of the heart," just like the spirit that inhabits this drama series. Six women take on the challenge of training as Nakai at Japan's oldest ryokan. Through laughter and tears what do they discover in their search for the essence of hospitality?
This is a show for outdoor lovers!
The popular section “Natural” that is being broadcast on Niigata's information program “Evening Wide Niigata Ichiban” has been
made into a series.
Introducing seasonal trekking, apprentices who live with nature,
apprenticeships, rice planting, harvesting rice, making herbs,
visiting famous waters, and so on
This is an outdoor document variety program about a famous voice actor “Shimba Tsuchiya”
climbing a mountain to the top and cooking a meal!
Before becoming a voice actor, he studied about acting, so he has strength and energy and
good athletic abilities. This is first time for him to climb a mountain and cooking.
After a good sweat, he can enjoy a combination of beautiful scenery with a delicious meal.
旅ゴメ特別編 冬の長良川鉄道 答エハナクトモ旅ハ流ルル
Udo-chan travels around Mino city in Gifu prefecture with a popular Japanese actor, Koji Yamamoto, and a former member of AKB48, Kayo Noro. They take a train on Nagara-gawa line and walk around wherever they wish.
Mino city is famous for some traditional craft; one of them is edged tools like “Katana” sword. At first, they visit a cutlery museum and try blade shaping there. After having lunch at a café they found on the way to a station, they go to a famous place –a group of traditional buildings preserved for over 400 years. In the Edo era, there was a unique construction style of roofs called “Udatsu.” They visit a sake-factory and a museum for lanterns made by “Washi” paper which is originally manufactured in Mino city. Then they visit a 1300-year-old shrine and find a strange sign on the map which marks a tree named “What tree?”
Kendama has risen in popularity around the world to exceed its origins as a traditional toy. Its popularity has spread from Japan to America, Europe, and Asia, with Kendama competitions hosted all over the globe. Watch performances from foreign players who outshine even Japanese players. The Kendama World Cup has been hosted yearly in Hatsukaichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture since 2014. It offers its audience the opportunity to witness the clash of superior techniques from the world's top players. In a special show in 2019, a famous teen actor, Fuku Suzuki explained the excitement of the competition. With Hatsukaichi City as its headquarters, the Kendama Movement aims to reach even more audiences.
Founded in 1961, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra is the only professional orchestra based in Hokkaido. Also known as “Sakkyo,” the Orchestra gives around 120 concerts a year. In 2018, Swiss conductor Matthias Bamert was appointed as the new chief conductor of Sakkyo. The program features the rehearsals and the inaugural concert of the new chief conductor, shedding light on how Sakkyo, under the baton of Mr. Bamert, approached An Alpine Symphony (written by Richard Strauss), one of the most challenging masterpieces in classic music that requires a large orchestra comprised of more than 100 musicians. How does Mr. Bamert conduct and orchestrate the music? What are his secrets?
The show covers closely on a big project in which “Onchan,” the mascot for HTB, brings snow from Hokkaido to Taiwan and Thailand respectively, together with a student from each country. The student from Taiwan made a snowman for the first time ever for her mother at home. With the help of a professional snowman maker in Abira Town, which is famous for snowman making, in the central part of Hokkaido, the student made a 40-cm-tall pretty snowman. Was she able to bring the snowman to Taiwan successfully before it melted away?
Meanwhile, the student from Thailand who is studying in Higashikawa Town in the Northern part of Hokkaido filled a Styrofoam box with snow weighing about 150 kg and brought it to his school back in Thailand. The event was such a blast that a local TV broadcasted it live! Onchan’s unique journey to Taiwan and Thailand with the sincere hope of bringing snow from Hokkaido for everyone to enjoy, which touched the heart of people who saw snow for the first time in their lives – “Onchan Asia e iku!” is totally different from other travel programs. Don’t miss it!
When we clean, we polish the heart and polish the smile.
At one time or another, everyone has probably felt the urge to clean because “tidying up makes you feel good and refreshed.”
Have you ever thought that people who clean, polish their own hearts as well?
And in so doing, they clean the grime from their hearts.
And what emerges after polishing are...things that shine, and, a smile that sparkles.
Through sound and images, this program shows how “sparkling smiles” are born after polishing.
The documentary program that focused on Fukuoka and Saga is Witness "F".
People's lives, incidents, disasters, welfare.
We deeply explain various themes deeply and politely.
Chapter One : Washoku Origins
Chapter Two : Wanmono (Bowl Dish)
In 794, Japan’s capital was moved to Kyoto.
It remained the capital for more than a millennium.
The diverse food culture of the Imperial family and nobility is still in evidence today.
The origins of washoku are honzen, shojin and kaiseki cuisines.
At the very root of washoku is a heartfelt appreciation of life and the blessings of nature.
Adventurous Places, Unbelievable Stories!
Is this a simple travel show? – NO!
A documentary show? – NO!
The format offers a mix of unimaginable adventure and human stories!
A traveler goes in search for their fellow countrymen in faraway places.
Tofukuji Temple, the head temple of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism, was built in 1236.
At the main entrance is Sanmon Gate, designated a National Treasure. It is the largest one of its kind among Zen temples of Japan. The site is imbued with the solemnity of Buddhism. Nineteen statues of the Buddha grace the hall and the ceiling is adorned with the Kalavinka and Gumyo Bird, mythical creatures said to dwell in Buddhist paradise. The nearly 2000 maples trees along the temple grounds attest to the beauty of nature with its fresh green foliage in spring that eventually burst into the resplendent colors of fall. Three wooden bridges, Tsutenkyo, Gaunkyo, Engetsukyo span a stream surrounded by maple trees.
In all four directions of the Hojo or abbot’s quarters, the beautifully kept modern gardens convey expressions of contemporary art. Named collectively as Hasso-no-niwa (Garden of Eight Views), it was designed by Mirei Shigemori, the quintessential gardener of the Showa Era. In creating this garden, stones were brought from another location, in keeping with the Zen spirit of not letting anything go to waste. In autumn, the temple is dyed in the radiant hues of autumn. We are proud to present the breathtaking beauty of Tofukuji Temple in 4K super high-definition, the only way to do justice to the magical changing of the seasons woven by man and nature.
MADE IN 京都
Kyoto's allure lies not only in its shrines and temples or the elegance of the city.
For more than a millennium since the year 794, Kyoto flourished as the capital, leading the way in the arts, architecture and commerce. The essence of Japanese culture was born in Kyoto, and has been refined and passed down to modern times. Japanese quality which is recognized throughout the world has its roots in Kyoto and its culture of craftsmanship.
"Made in Kyoto" introduces artistry at its best – from traditional weaving and cuisine to state-of-the-art robotics - created and nurtured by the masters of Kyoto who know true quality.
【MADE IN 京都】就是，从传统的纺织织物和京料理到最先进的机器人技术，介绍最会挑选真货的京都人淬炼出来的工匠技艺。
Corporate and organization leaders are said to be loners.
They also seem to be unapproachable.
However, we want to know more about them, about goals they set, and how they tackle difficult decisions.
“The Leader” features a leader each time, and the documentary reveals a side of them never seen in public. Topics are not limited to their confidence and pride. They talk about skills needed in leading an organization, how they maintain their health, their hobbies, what they read, their thoughts on child rearing, nostalgic locations, turning points in their lives, the follies of youth, and things they love with all their heart.
By closely covering the daily lives and activities of the "passionate people," this 25-minute documentary depicts the charm and real self of an athlete, a performer, a musician, a scholar and many other who are active in the front lines.
Marie Kondo, Organizing Consultant
Author of the best-selling series that has sold over three million copies! What is the essence of the “KonMari Method” that captivates people across the world?
Local idle, NGT48 introduces Ramen within 7 min!
Use only a small camera, NGT48 do all things on their own! Any chance they manage all tasks for 7 min?!
Meet our cute mascot character ‘Mamesuke’
This program is focused on ‘MAMESUKE’ documentary. Mamesuke is a Shiba puppy, His loving shape and healing characters became popular for all generations. This program consists of cute shot’s of Mamesuke travelling around Japan, Enjoy the most cutest Puppy in Japan with our ‘Mamesuke’ programming!
The “Shimanami Kaido” expressway connects Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture with Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture. This seafaring road bridges islands together and is famous worldwide as a premier route for cycling! In this program, an actress Haruhi Ryoga and other TV performers will report on its most recent cycling event, the “Grand Tour Setouchi 2019”, and discover some “Instagrammable” spots and cuisine along the Shimanami Kaido.
There is a huge number of ingredients in the world.
What we usually eat is just a small part of them…
In this show, great chefs cook unknown ingredients that they have never seen.
The ingredient looks/tastes strange. The chef is firstly surprised at such an unknown, but gradually grasps its features and seeks how to make it delicious with his brilliant skill and experience.
Most of chefs have Michelin stars! They cast an incredible spell on unknowns!