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Grand jete

グラン・ジュテ ~私が跳んだ日~ [NHK]

In ballet terminology, grand jeté is a broad and high leap. This series features modern Japanese women thriving in various fields, and reveals in their own words the secrets of how they survived slumps, overcame unexpected obstacles and took a leap forward.

SERIES Komon Kimono Dyer

DC361001Documentary

グラン・ジュテ ~私が跳んだ日~ | 東京染小紋 [NHK]

|Length : 24min. |Year : 2010

In Japan, there is a type of kimono that has been around for centuries which is characterized by a small pattern scattered throughout the entire garment. This episode introduces a woman who, after graduating from university became fascinated with this traditional fabric and entered the predominantly male world of Tokyo-some-komon.

SERIES Video Game Company President

DC361002Documentary

グラン・ジュテ ~私が跳んだ日~ | ゲームソフト会社社長 [NHK]

|Length : 24min. |Year : 2010

Fascinated with computer games when she was a part-time worker, Chikako Yamakura is now president of a leading video game company that has produced a string of hit games. With her unique management style, Yamakura has faced many challenging tests as she has steadily built up her company.

SERIES Japanese Paper Interior Installation Artist

DC361003Documentary

グラン・ジュテ ~私が跳んだ日~ | 和紙造形作家 [NHK]

|Length : 29min. |Year : 2010

Eriko Horiki is a contemporary artist who creates interior installation art -- some up to 28 meters wide -- from Japanese paper called washi. Vexed at first by the incomprehension of those around her of her works, which seemed to challenge common sense, she managed to overcome her discouragement. In this program Horiki offers her secrets for taking a "new leap" in life.

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