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Living Treasures of Japan [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Amid the clamor of business and technological advances, a reverence for age, custom, and craftsmanship endures in Japan. There, the title of "Living National Treasure" is bestowed on some seventy master artisans and performers who are charged with passing on the country's cultural heritage to future generations. This program takes viewers into the studios, workshops, and homes of the remarkable people who quietly keep Japan's precious creative traditions alive. Subjects profiled include a potter, a puppeteer, a sword smith, a doll maker, a handmade paper expert, a koto player, a kabuki actor, a bronze bell caster, and a weaver.
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59 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 03, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Treasures of Japanese Culture (2:35)
  • Japan in Isolation (1:50)
  • Japan's Living Treasures (2:10)
  • Pottery Craft (6:02)
  • Doll Making Craft (3:49)
  • Puppet Craft (6:18)
  • Handmade Paper Craft (4:49)
  • Musical Artist (3:17)
  • Sword Making Craft (4:28)
  • Indigo Fabric Maker (5:10)
  • Japan's Kabuki Theater (6:11)
  • Bell Caster Craft (7:42)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1981.
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40789 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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