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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - A Deeper Side to Tokyo (2020) 720p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 27 s | 1.11 GiB | 3 276 kb/s | Matroska | 1280x720 | AAC 48.0 kHz 2 channels 64.0 kb/s
    Genre:Travel | Documentary
    From Shibuya's newest skyscraper to nearby Shinjuku, where a man in a tiger mask cycles the city streets. Why did he choose such a life? After he introduces us to Shinjuku's lively back alleys, we ride west into a surprisingly natural landscape. By a tranquil river, we meet an artisan reviving a 200-year old dyeing craft and in a mountain forest a far-sighted woodsman explains his ecological approach. City and society change with the times, but these are people holding fast to their chosen paths in life.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Overcoming Adversity (2020) 720p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 59 s | 819 MiB | 2 337 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC 48.0 kHz 2 channels 64.0 kb/s | mkv
    Genre:Travel | Documentary
    On these rides, we've often met people who battled hard times to emerge stronger than before. We've heard stories of overcoming natural disasters and disease, of a doctor taking on the challenge of singlehandedly caring for the elderly population of a remote mountain village and of how one young woman is raising a family on a tiny island, ensuring a future for its aging community. In this special episode, we get back in touch to hear their inspiring accounts of coping with the current pandemic.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - The Road Goes on (2020) 720p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 59 s | 1.07 GiB | 3 131 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC 48.0 kHz 2 channels 64.0 kb/s | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    Our cyclists have ridden 14,000km around Japan. We've chosen the most invigorating scenes as well as new footage for you to enjoy. Cycle through the changing seasons - the blossoms of spring, summer's verdant green, the brilliant colors of autumn and winter's snowy landscapes. And then see how these landscapes were shaped by farming communities in harmony with the sea, rivers and mountains. Touring by cycle isn't just the most exhilarating way to go, it also gives you the closest look at the land.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Niigata: The Deep Green Summer (2019) 720p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 17 s | 978 MiB | 2 830 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC 48.0 kHz 2 channels 64.0 kb/s | mkv
    Genre: Documentary | Travel
    A 250Km ride through Niigata Prefecture, its green rice fields shimmering under the summer sun. From an artisan in hammered copper we learn about the long road to mastery, while in the paddy fields we see the hottest, hardest part of the rice growing season. Climbing up into the mountains, we'll experience a traditional style of river fishing and visit a breeder whose Nishikigoi carp are now world famous, 2 stories of hard work and cooperation rebuilding lives and businesses destroyed by natural disasters.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Kagawa: The Pursuit of Excellence (2020) 720p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 21 s | 901 MiB | 2 607 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC 48.0 kHz 2 channels 64.0 kb/s | mkv
    Genre:Documentary | Travel
    Facing the Seto Inland Sea, sunny Kagawa Prefecture historically overcame a lack of natural resources and water through skill and hard work. Despite having no local bamboo or paper, Kagawa artisans created paper fans famed for their quality. Bonsai grow well in this dry climate and Kagawa's have won fans worldwide. After a taste of Wasanbon sweets, prized for centuries for their delicate sweetness, we cross to a small island to sample soy sauce made the traditional way. A trip of tough but rewarding climbs, reflecting the spirit of Kagawa.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Memories from the Road: Spirit of the North (2020) 720p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 59 s | 807 MiB | 2 302 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC 48.0 kHz 2 channels 64.0 kb/s | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    Selected moments from rides in the north country, cherry blossoms in spring and red leaves in fall. In Aomori Prefecture, northernmost part of Japan's main Honshu island, we encounter its traditional tenacity of spirit in young children learning to master the local style of shamisen playing. In neighboring Akita Prefecture, children sing songs handed down for generations, tales of fishermen, their families and the sea. Finally, in Fukushima Prefecture, we see how Aizu still lives by the code of its mountain samurai clan, famed for staying true to their principles.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Memories From the Road: Life on the Islands (2020) 720p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 59 s | 897 MiB | 2 561 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC 48.0 kHz 2 channels 64.0 kb/s | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    Selected moments from past trips to Japan's smaller islands, exploring their unique cultures and ways of life. Riding a scenic cycling route spanning the Seto Inland Sea, we learn how an island community's hopes for the future rest on the students of their tiny school. On the Oki Islands off Japan's west coast, we stand atop its awesome cliffs before getting hands-on in an island sumo ring, and on southern Miyakojima, we taste the ocean in the local tofu and the island's history in its traditional music.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Tanegashima and Yakushima: Inspired by Nature (2020) 720p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 10 s | 1 007 MiB | 2 922 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC @ 64.0 kb/s 2 channels | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    Riding up Tanegashima's western coast with its sandy beaches, our cyclist visits a scissor craftsman, last of a 500-year old tradition. The east coast takes him past rocks carved by the ocean into fantastic shapes to Japan's biggest space center. Local schools here host children from all over the country for a year to learn about space and experience island life. Finally, he crosses to legendary Yakushima to explore its millennia-old forests and discover how nature inspires its islanders.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Ibaraki: Where Family Matters (2020) 720p HDTV x265 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 10 s | 881 MiB | 2 556 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC @ 64.0 kb/s 2 channels | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    This 400km winter cycle trip takes us through Ibaraki Prefecture. At Lake Kasumigaura, our cyclist plunges into freezing water to help a husband and wife harvest lotus roots. After hill climbing on Mt. Tsukuba, he visits a historic kendo hall and a workshop where 2 brothers make fine armor the traditional way. Whether it's an old couple crafting heirloom brooms, or hotel brothers experimenting with fishermen's cuisine, Ibaraki families know the value of working together.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Hyogo: A Legacy for the Future (2019) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 10 s | 1.30 GiB | 3 874 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC @ 64.0 kb/s 2 channels | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    This 300-km autumn ride starts from the great international port of Kobe. Cycling across the mountains to explore Hyogo Prefecture's inland areas, we discover some unique local cultures. We learn how a farming couple rescued a rare and tasty type of bean, meet the last craftsman making a castle town's traditional wicker trunks, ride along a scenic coast with a cycling team of local innkeepers and merchants, and find out how a husband and wife team put their tiny country smokehouse on the world gourmet map.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Miyagi: An Unshaken Spirit (2019) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 12 s | 1.35 GiB | 4 005 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC @ 64.0 kb/s 2 channels | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    Miyagi Prefecture is a beautiful part of Japan, and in autumn its seas and mountains are at their most scenic. Towns along this coast that were devastated by the great tsunami in 2011 have now almost completely been restored. Throughout this 300-km cycle adventure, we'll encounter the irrepressible spirit of people who shrugged off disaster and the loss of loved ones to rebuild their lives, as we visit a workshop making salt the ancient way and a local festival that kept spirits high when times were tough.
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    NHK Cycle Around Japan - Oita: Land of Plenty (2019) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 12 s | 1.14 GiB | 3 380 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC @ 64.0 kb/s, 2 channels | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    Oita Prefecture was known since ancient times as the "Land of Plenty." But why? English cyclist James Hobbs looks for answers on a 3-day, 350-km ride through this southern region. His interest captured by a mysterious sight in a mountain forest, he learns the skill and effort required to cultivate quality mushrooms. Down by the coast, by a fertile sea filled with islands, he experiences Oita ingenuity first hand. And on one of the tiny islands, he meets a young couple who are its hope for the future.
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    NHK - Cycle Around Japan - Gifu: The Joys of Mountain Life (2019) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 13 s | 1.23 GiB | 3 656 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC @ 64.0 kb/s, 2 channels | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    This three-day, 360km trip takes us from lowland Gifu Prefecture and its blossoming cherry trees north into the snow-covered central mountains. We'll visit a traditional swordsmith to watch him forge katana blades from living flame, a hillside town built on water, and forests with wood of such quality it inspired some of Japan's finest artisans. A final adventure involves our cyclist in a 200-year old tradition of amateur village kabuki, one of the many ways people have found to enjoy life in the remote mountains.
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    NHK - Cycle Around Japan - Fuji and the Highlands: A Winter Ride (2019) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 26 s | 1.31 GiB | 3 885 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC @ 64.0 kb/s, 2 channels | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    Take in the crisp air as we make our way around Mt. Fuji and surrounding lakes for a perfect winter bike ride. Michael Rice picks the best trails on this challenging 230Km journey, which includes crossing a steep mountain to get scenic views of Japan's tallest peak. He also takes a fat bike tour through snowy mountains. Finally, he is rewarded with local lessons on the importance of preserving old ways and the environment.
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    NHK - Cycle Around Japan - Kagoshima: Legacy of Determination (2019) 720p HDTV x264 AAC MVGroup
    Language: English
    48 min 22 s | 971 MiB | 2 808 kb/s | 1280x720 | AAC @ 64.0 kb/s, 2 channels | mkv
    Genre:Documentary
    Kagoshima Prefecture, known as the land of brave samurai, was called Satsuma in ancient days. Our cyclist takes in scenic views on his ride along the sea and an active volcano. He discovers jars filled with a local specialty, fermented black vinegar, which make a tart and powerful beverage. In the mountains, he meets a craftswoman who revives old, beautiful buttons. He then finds a secret martial art inherited from samurai. Discover the spirit of this historic land on our 290km ride through Satsuma.
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