Yamakoshi, this is the place where nishikigoi originally came from.
This is a documentary of Koi farmers in Yamakoshi.
The rice paddies overflow with water from the freshly melted snow,
as do the wild ponds in which nishikigoi are raised.
The hills and valleys overflow with water and greenery.
May is an important month in the cultivation of nishikigoi.
It's when the koi are released into the ponds.
Shintarou Koi Farm has been raising nishikigoi for fifty years.
Even in summer, they'll feed them and check water quality every day.
"They'll also have busy days hatching and choosing from the young fish.
Yet it is fall they look forward to.
What people want from nishikigoi is to watch them slowly swimming around.
So the bigger they are, the more fun it is to watch them swimming through
a pond. Also making their bodies bigger makes their colors more vivid.
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.
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。
What makes a person attractive and charming? Some may say a good personality, being knowledgeable in various fields, being an expert in one area, or having cultural understanding etc. Do you think you are charming enough? Topics covered include economy, history, culture, music and much more. Each episode has a theme titled as "Let’s go to ... to enhance your charm!" and presents the viewers with various video clips that stimulate their intellectual curiosity. By watching these videos, the presenters and the viewers are able to raise their level of attractiveness. "Charming Workers’ Directory" section draws attentions to occupations and its professionals who are not often spotlighted. This is a variety program that feeds the viewers’ intellectual curiosity with tips to enrich their personal charm.
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.
This is an educational documentary where the viewer can encounter the charms of rural Japan through the culture of food. Each week a different local TV station produces the show, and introduces their homeland through traditional cuisine, specialties, and new experiments by local chefs and growers. The show does not only focus on food, but also takes a look at the culture and history of the area, and the lifestyles of the people who live there.
Set your guidebooks aside; “Japanese Cuisine” lets you encounter Japan you never knew!!
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