English rakugo artist, Diane Kichijitsu. Inspired to share her love and knowledge of Japanese tradition and culture with a worldwide audience.
Thoughts on the Arts. A Conversation with Living National Treasure, Bandō Tamasaburō.
Manga artist, Machiko Satonaka, speaks of the things she cherishes about Japan. The time of the Man’yōshū, when a freedom of expression and a distinctive Japanese culture began to emerge.
Newly Registered UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of the World Japan’s “Raihō-shin: Ritual Visits of Deities in Masks and Costumes”
Interview: Noritake Satō, expert urushi lacquer craftsman leading restoration work at UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nikkō Shrines and Temples.
The Shikoku Pilgrimage and its 88 Sacred Sites. The global appeal of the ‘Shikoku Henro’.
Getting to know Zen and zazen: making time for self-discovery
World Heritage in Japan. Enryakuji – The Cradle of Japan’s Buddhist Culture.
Art and Design
Special Exhibition: The Rimpa School – from Tawaraya Sōtatsu to Tanaka Ikkō
World Class Plant Breeders. The Edo Period Gardening Craze.
Yonematsu Shiono: Tales of people and the objects they treasure – Nambu Tekki
Japan’s Most Dangerous National Treasure. Mt Mitoku and Nageire-dō