Sunday, 15 October 2017

'Onsen' - Japanology Plus (NHK World program, Video on Demand)

Quoting from the introduction to the program on the NHK World VOD site:

Japan has many active volcanoes, which also means a lot of hot springs. Known in Japan as onsen, host Peter Barakan feels that these natural baths are "one of the best things about living in Japan".

They were used in turbulent times to heal wounded samurai, and the peace that followed gave birth to onsen tourism. More recently, new onsen businesses are taking off across Japan. Our expert guest this time is Michio Ishikawa, who has visited over 2,000 onsen. And in Plus One, onsen aquaculture!


This video can be accessed at the NHK VOD (Video On Demand) site at this link:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/japanologyplus/2032056/



Photo credit: www3.nhk.or.jp

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