TV Station YBC
｜Length : 49min. ｜Year : 1993 ｜
Hidetoshi Matsubara has been doing what most of us only dream of: living off the bounty of nature in the mountains. Then, after five years he finds a crested eagle chick that he names "Kabugo". Since no creature is more expressive of the power and freedom of the wild than the eagle, the young man decides to raise the young bird to maturity and teach it to hunt. It is no easy task. The unique bond that develops and the lessons that Matsubara learns make for a unique and moving story.
Yuki-No-Bo Mountain “ZAO”
「雪の坊」の山 蔵王 [YBC]
｜Length : 26min. ｜Year : 1992 ｜
Mt. Zao is one of Japan's most prominent ski resorts. On the slopes of its Jizo Park, strange clusters of snow appear, which the local people came to call "Yuki-no-bo." These natural works of art are produced during periods of intense cold weather, when the seasonal northeast winds from Siberia completely covers fir trees with snow and ice. This program focuses on the unusual natural environment seen at Mt. Zao, including the "snow trees" and the volcanic crater lake.