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It’s a Dog’s Life!


幸せは雲に乗って ぼくらは銀座の野良犬だーい [NTV]

|Length : 27min. |Year : 1991

Tokyo's famous Ginza district is the home of a number of stray dogs, all cruelly deserted by their owners. This documentary follows a small group of people "of no fixed address" who are kindly taking care of the forlorn dogs. While portraying the bonds between the people and the dogs, this program considers what important things people tend to forget in a competitive and materialistic modern society.

On the Road to Enlightenment


東京~広島1000キロ 修行僧・苦行の旅 [NTV]

|Length : 28min. |Year : 1991

After ascetic training at an international monastery of a Buddhist sect in Thailand, two Japanese returned to their home country and began their "tudong", a journey of spiritual enlightenment. In conformity to 227 religious commandments, they traveled by foot from Tokyo to Hiroshima.
The program follows the priests on their walking journey, conducted in strict observance of religious commandments.

Resort Paradise in Great Nature


リゾートホテル最前線 [NTV]

|Length : 26min. |Year : 1991

The so-called "leisure" boom in Japan has brought the development of many resort areas thoughtout the country. The hotel opened in Kunigamison, Okinawa, is a complex made up of cottages which were converted from residences attached to a former U.S. military base. This documentary shows how, through careful planning, each hotel coexists with nature and enables guests to enjoy physical and mental repose.

Feeling Higher than the Sky – Choosing Night School –


空よりも高く 定時制高校を選んだ理由 [RNC]

|Length : 27min. |Year : 1992

At the Takamatsu Polytechnic Night-Time High School, the 186 students include a variety of young men and women: those who left full-time high schools, those who made a new start here to earn their high school degrees, and students who did not pass the entrance exams for full-time high schools. But almost all of them are cheerful and energetic. This program tries to look into what they really think, while portraying their daily lives inside and outside of school.

A Hotel is Born – The Path to Perfect Service –


超一流巨大ホテルの出来るまで [NTV]

|Length : 27min. |Year : 1992

In June, 1989, the Hotel Okura chain opened up a new hotel in the Japanese port city of Kobe. This chain bears the reputation of including some of the finest hotels in the world. This documentary shows how the huge new hotel started business, including a behind-the-scenes look at the strict training of its newly-recruited staff.

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