TV Station HTB
Shiretoko Peninsula : Dancing with Nature
知床悠久の半島 ヒグマとともに生きること [HTB]
｜Length : 46min. ｜Year : 2002 ｜
Into the Sea of Okhotsk, off northern Japan's island of Hokkaido, protrudes the Shiretoko Peninsula. The severe nature of the peninsula deters human intrusion and development. The peninsula, small though in size, has preserved a rich and bountiful ecosystem. Reigning atop this ecosystem is the brown bear. Can the fierce, wild animals successfully coexist with humans? We spotlight the brown bear. The camera captures the rare scenes of a bear family emerging from hibernation, fishing for Sakhalin trout, and a mother affectionately playing with her cubs.
The Four Seasons of Mt. Daisetsu
｜Length : 45min. ｜Year : 1998 ｜
The gardens where the gods play
Mt. Daisetsu, located in Hokkaido, is the largest national park in Japan. The Ainus, Japan's aboriginal peoples, referred to this mountainous area filled with forests as "Kamuimintara," or the gardens where gods play. Covered by snow and ice eight months of the year, it is said that Mt. Daisetsu has only two seasons: spring and winter. The spring, while short-lived, is a microcosm of new life with flying squirrels traversing the night sky, and alpine plants unique to this area covering the grounds with their huge flowers.
The Kari’s Passage, 4000 Kilos – From a Small Marsh to Siberia –
4000キロ雁渡る 小さな沼と、シベリアと [HTB]
｜Length : 60min. ｜Year : 1993 ｜
With the destruction of its natural habitat in the Japanese wetlands, the Kari, a kind of wild goose, is becoming increasingly rare. We follow the bird's migration from Izu Marsh to Hokkaido, Sakhalin, Siberia and the Arctic Circle, a 4000 kilometer journey against the backdrop of some of the world's most spectacular scenery. This program underscores the importance of protecting the natural environment and its creatures as a legacy to future generations.