The Great Heritages of Kyushu and Okinawa '14-15

53min x 11eps
No. 11111-4-000248

The magnificent landscapes and the traditions to be handed down

Since ancient times, Kyushu and Okinawa have been blessed with the “winds of civilization,” creating the unique cultures by the influences of people, items and notions from foreign lands. The numerous archeological ruins tell stories of the area’s history while the traditions and the way of life are deeply rooted in its history and the social climate. Still today, the area boasts many cultural heritages passed down through the eternal history.

At the same time, Kyushu and Okinawa offer majestic natures that are sure to liberate the heart of anyone visiting; the rich sea curried in Black Current, the different expressions of Kyushu mountains in respective four seasons, deep green wildwoods and pure streams. These awesome woks of nature nurtured over years soothe the souls of people there.

Nature, history, traditions and cultures –all these aspects of Kyushu and Okinawa are to be passed down to generations to come. Seven broadcasters in Kyushu and Okinawa have come together to present this documentary, highlighting the heritage sites of the area. The beauty and wonders of Kyushu and Okinawa are amplified through stunning high-definition images.


[Episode List]
Fukuoka | Small town of Hakozaki in a big city
Nagasaki | Bon celebration in unique Nagasaki slant - Spirit Boat Procession -
Kumamoto | Traces of original Buddhist culture in Hitoyoshi Kuma
Okinawa | Ryukyuan lacquerware
Oita | Wealth from Oceans - crossing Bungo Channel -
Miyazki | Symbiosis with nature - Cape Toi & Koujima Island
Kagoshima | The shadow of the Edo Period - Samurai residences of Satsuma
Fukuoka | Following the historic trail in Dazaifu, Fukuoka
Nagasaki | Churches in Nagasaki
Oita | Handa Highland
Kumamoto | Kumamoto villagers carried on the puppent play - Seiwa Bunraku -





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