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Spring [electronic resource]: Season of Cherry Blossoms

Kyoto Broadcasting System
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This program captures the essence of spring in Kyoto. First, the program presents the region's gorgeous displays of cherry blossoms and other flowers at Heian Jingu Shrine, built to commemorate Kyoto's 1,100 years as capital of Japan; in Maruyama Park; by Togetsu Bridge; and at a number of famous temples. Next, traditional seasonal events are profiled, including the Miyako-odori and Kamogawa-odori dances, a Mibu Kyogen performance, a Kyokusui-no-Utage poetry reading, and the Shinko-sai, Aoi, and Mifune festivals. And finally, a sampling of seasonal cuisine-sushi, bean curd, and many other foods, served informally and in Kaiseki style-is highlighted.
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47 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 28, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Season of cherry blossoms
Four Seasons in Kyoto: Festivals and Symbols
Four seasons in Kyoto
  • Celebration of Spring: Miyako Odori Dances (2:19)
  • Kyoto's Cherry Blossoms (4:17)
  • Kyoto's Cherry Trees (3:02)
  • Kyoto's Flowers (4:56)
  • Flowers of Kyoto's Temples and Ponds (4:01)
  • Kyoto's Pantomime Plays (1:55)
  • Kyoto's Shinko-Sai Ceremony (1:48)
  • Kyoto's Poetry Ceremony (1:39)
  • Traditional Dance in Kyoto (1:20)
  • Traditional Festival of Kamigamo Shrine (5:25)
  • Herb Cuisine of Kyoto (4:02)
  • Takenoko (Bamboo Shoot) (3:29)
  • Kaiseki-Style Vegetarian Meal (5:13)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2002.
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  • 30315s Films Media Group
  • 30316 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (47 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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