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SERIES 20s Discovering Life | Working at a Local Airline Company

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地方航空会社 地上職 [NHK]

|Length : 24min |Year : 2015

In Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, there is “Japan’s smallest airline company,” whose entire fleet consists on just one plane. The subject of this program is Yuki Kaneko, 24, a member of the ground crew.
Working for such a small company, he wears many hats. Kaneko was born and raised in Amakusa, but actually had no intention of working in his hometown. What sort of life does he see himself leading here?

SERIES Cute Little Japanese Designs | Oita’s Hot Springs and Bamboo Things

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大分・湯のまち スタイリッシュ竹細工 [NHK]

|Length : 29min |Year : 2015

Tae Kimura travels to the city of Beppu, Oita Prefecture, one of Japan's most famous hot spring resorts. Historically, Beppu was also a center of bamboo work production—bamboo baskets were sometimes used to steam food using the geothermal heat of the springs. Now those techniques live on in stylish woven bamboo handbags and accessories.

SERIES Cute Little Japanese Designs | Kyoto Aglow

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京のあかり [NHK]

|Length : 29min |Year : 2015

Actress Misako Yasuda visits Kyoto, Japan's ancient capital, and still the capital of traditional craft item shopping. She’s here to experience Kyo akari, a subtle approach to lighting nourished in the elegant townhouses of Kyoto over the course of 1,000 years. Yasuda is amazed by the level of craftsmanship. She even tries her hand at making a lamp of her own.

SERIES Cute Little Japanese Designs | Kyoto’s Fabulous Fabrics

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京の布雑貨 [NHK]

|Length : 29min |Year : 2015

Actress Tae Kimura visits Kyoto, where she visits the city's fabric dealers and gets a look at several traditional techniques. Kimura is captivated by the blend of ancient and modern, from handmade towels with pop-art patterns to antique textiles repurposed into chic new accessories. Finally, she goes to a workshop where you can make your own coin purse.

SERIES Cute Little Japanese Designs | Yokohama’s Cross-cultural Creativity

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横浜 ステキなコトハジメ [NHK]

|Length : 29min |Year : 2015

Yu Kashii, a Japanese actress, heads to cosmopolitan Yokohama. In its 150 years as an international port, the city has been a trend-setting gateway for Western culture. Kashii grew up nearby, but is discovering many of the city’s signature items for the first time, including porcelain, furniture, and scarves. Enjoy a stroll with her through chic shopping districts like Motomachi and the Red Brick Warehouse.

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