Five Storey Pagodas in Japan

A look at the construction and maintenance of these iconic buildings in Japan.

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The Challenging Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan

A look at the long and difficult pilgrimage on the island of Shikoku in Japan, which is undertaken by hundreds of thousands each year.

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Japanese Buddhist Statues

A short introduction from NHK on the various Buddhist statues that are found in Japan.

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Fitting for the Deities

A look at the Shinto religion in Japan and the craftsmen who work on the decoration and ornamentation of its shrines and temples.

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Buddhist Architecture in Kyoto

A look at traditional Buddhist Temple architecture in Kyoto and the work of craftsmen in maintaining the temples to this day.

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Japanese Architecture and Interior Design

A film looking at traditional Japanese architecture and its influence on modern style.

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The Unfortunate Idol Fo: The Story of a Forgotten Buddha

A lecture by Prof. Donald. S. Lopez in which he looks at the misunderstandings on both sides when Christian missionaries encountered Buddhism for the first time in various countries.

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Children Full of Life

Here is a moving award-winning documentary from Japan’s NHK which follows the life of a class of 10 year old students through an academic year in which they learn more about the realities of life.

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Sashimono Woodwork in Japan

A look at traditional woodwork in Japan through the eyes of the master craftsmen who still work in the trade.

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Building Without Nails, the Genius of Japanese Carpentry

A short documentary on the traditional art of Japanese carpentry and its place in modern New York.

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