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Production Year 2007

Food is the Driving Force of Life


生きる力をいただきます ~命をはぐくむ「食育」のいま~ [NCC]

|Length : 45min. |Year : 2007

Toshimichi Yoshida initiated an activity in an attempt to turn the situation around by growing good, healty vegetables. His method is-food waste is mixed into the soil to turn it into fertilizer. Food waste causes the microorganism to proliferate in the soil.Yosida's farming is "education of life" itself. Through farming experience, children learn that the food they eat is the driving force of their life. People in the communities also realize that farming can be a means to reactivate their community.

SERIES Masters of Their Profession | The Depth of Life sets the Caliber of the master : Miya-daiku


プロフェッショナル 仕事の流儀 | 棟梁の器は人生の深さ ~宮大工~ [NHK]

|Length : 45min. |Year : 2007

Kyoji Kikuchi is one of the best "Miya-daiku"s in Japan. The word "daiku" in Japanese means a carpenter. "Miya-daiku", however, specialises in shrines and temples. Kikuchi has been engaged in numerous wooden structures, which includes building the main hall of Motsuji Temple, designated as one of Japan's special historic sites. With traditional skills, he completes buildings which can weather the hardships for hundreds of years. This documentary focuses on his spirit and attitude towards work as a craftsman, and at the same time, as a leader.

SERIES Masters of Their Profession | Dogs are partners in the Life


プロフェッショナル 仕事の流儀 | イヌは人生のパートナー ~盲導犬訓練士~ [NHK]

|Length : 45min. |Year : 2007

Each year, Satoru Tawada one of the best guide dog trainers in Japan, has trained more than 200 guide dogs.Every dog entirely obeys Tawada, who is known for his ability to speak the dog language. He is now in charge of a guide dog trainers school in Kanagawa Prefecture. In February 2007, he performed a joint training where he and his students introduced a guide dog to a visually impaired owner.

SERIES Masters of Their Profession | Devote Everything to the Beauty of a Split Second : Pyrotechnician


プロフェッショナル 仕事の流儀 | 一瞬の美にすべてをかける ~花火師~ [NHK]

|Length : 45min. |Year : 2007

Pyrotechnician, Yoichi Nomura has been sweeping to victory at fireworks competitions in Japan. He controls each light that is emitted from the fireworks perfectly. Taking a whole year to complete accurate fireworks down to the millimeter shows his intense obsession as a true craftsman. Behind his success, there was a hard 20-year preparatory period. Spending one summer with Yoichi Nomura, the pyrotechnician of matchless skills, this documentary looks at the depth of his spirit as a craftsman.

SERIES Japan : On-the-Spot Reports | The Village of Hopes & Dreams


ドキュメント にっぽんの現場 | 虹を追う直売所 大分・日田市大山町 [NHK]

|Length : 29min. |Year : 2007

With annual sales of 15.7 million US dollars and 700 different agricultural and processed products on sale, the Oita Oyama-cho Agricultural Cooperative direct sales outlet on the island of Kyushu is said to be one of the most active local markets in Japan.Centered around this outlet, more and more farmers can now make at least 100,000 dollars in one year. This programme takes a close look at the outlet in action and the farmers who have come up with a variety of ideas for revitalization of their village.

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