Thursday, 26 October 2017

'Visiting the Land of Japanese Myths' - Train Cruise (NHK World program), Time-sensitive - VOD available only until 18-NOV-17 - JST

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

This time, we'll travel on trains through Shimane Prefecture, a spiritual part of Japan where Japanese gods and humans have a strong bond. We ride a pink train to Izumo Taisha, a shrine where all the gods come to assemble.

We start our journey asking the gods to help us connect with others. Afterwards, a wide-open trolley takes us through a mountain range home to the mythical snake beast Orochi. Using a technique called "switchback", the trolley climbs up the mountain for a breathtaking view.

We then get on a train designed with kagura, a traditional form of Japanese entertainment. We experience an exciting kagura performance about the god who comes to vanquish the Orochi. Travel with us back in time to the mythical world of Japanese legends.


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

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vod/traincruise/3004358/

Note: This video is only available until November 18, 2017


Photo credit: www3.nhk.or.jp


Photo credit: www3.nhk.or.jp


The summary of this Train Cruise with some photos will continue to be available at this archives link:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/traincruise/201710130600/


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