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SERIES Grand jete | Japanese Paper Interior Installation Artist


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.

SERIES Grand jete | Video Game Company President


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 Grand jete | Komon Kimono Dyer


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 Find Your Dream Career | Tree Doctors – Listen to the Voices of Trees


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | 樹木医 [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2010

Tree doctors administer to the trees along streets, in parks, and elsewhere. Mizuho Maeyama works for a "green" company and received her qualifications as a tree doctor less than six months ago. Accompanying a veteran tree doctor, she learns the real "ABCs" of treating ailing trees. Finally, the time comes for her to diagnose and treat trees in a park by herself. Following her first steps, we will find out if she can save a sick tree.

SERIES Find Your Dream Career | Food Model Craftsman – “Make It Look Delicious!”


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | 食品サンプル職人 [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2010

Plastic food models that look just like the real thing are vital for restaurants in Japan. The job of a food model craftsman is to make plastic look delicious. In his third year in this career, Tomohiro Masumoto has been responsible for pouring the liquid plastic into molds and "baking" them in the oven. This time he will challenge for the first time the task of "spray-painting" the food replicas. We follow the struggles this young craftsman faces in acquiring this new technique.

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