NHK Cycle Around Japan – Fukuoka: Always Thinking Ahead (2023)
English | Documentary | Size: 855 MB
Historically the nation’s gateway to Asia, Fukuoka Prefecture is where Japan’s rice-growing culture began. We meet a couple reviving their community through tourism and organic farming, a singing boatman in a city of canals and a maker of traditional fireworks. After helping villagers maintain a century-old stone bridge, we hear the history of coal in this area – once a major industry driving Japan’s modernization – from the last of its miners, as he sings old songs of the harshness of life below ground.