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SERIES Find Your Dream Career | Jewelry Designer – All That Glitters


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | ジュエリーデザイナー [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2010

Manami Mori is a jewelry designer who has been working for an established jewelry company for two years. Creating an alluring product while paying close attention to price is her chance to showcase her skills. Gems or precious metals -- how will she choose her materials? How detailed should the craftsmanship be? This time she has received an order to "make a design creating an image of European travel." We follow her struggle to come up with that perfect design that will satisfy her demanding client.

SERIES Find Your Dream Career | Machining Center Operator – Learning Precision


あしたをつかめ 平成若者仕事図鑑 | マシニングセンタ・オペレーター [NHK]

|Length : 25min. |Year : 2010

For precision metal processing, a machine tool called a "machining center" is used to cut the metal. The machining center operator inputs data into the machine tool to produce the complex parts ordered. Deciding the most efficient operating procedure and choosing the appropriate cutting tools are also important. Kenta Awashima is in charge of producing various parts using the production machinery at the factory he works at. We follow Kenta as he makes parts requiring an expert accuracy to 1/100th of a milliliter.

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.

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 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.

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