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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.

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.

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.

The Diamonds of the Sea – The Life of the Tuna Fortune-Seekers –


一獲千金・津軽海峡 最高級マグロを追え [NTV]

|Length : 30min. |Year : 2001

This exciting documentary takes us right into the thick of the tuna-catching action. We follow the efforts of Mitsuyoshi Takeuchi, a stubborn fisherman who is delighted to be joined by his 17-year-old son Ryoji. Very few young men today choose the hardships of tuna fishing over a cosy office job, but Ryoji, with his pierced ears and dyed hair, is determined to follow in his father's footsteps and continue the family tradition. We observe the thrilling moment when Mitsuyoshi can at last cut off the dorsal fin of a huge tuna to present to his son, the latest victor in the eternal battle between men and the "diamonds of the sea."

Diving with Dad – Life in the Northern Winter –


冬・知床 亜紀11才の潜水日記 [NTV]

|Length : 30min. |Year : 1991

Along with the coming of drift ice to Hokkaido every year, there also come various wildlife species such as seals, sea lions, and sea eagles. This program depicts the natural world of the Shiretoko Peninsula through the eyes of a father-and-daughter diving team. Wataru Kizawa has been diving in the sea off the peninsula for many years to get in touch with such wildlife, while his second daughter Aki began mid-winter diving for the first time this year.

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