Designated national treasures, the picture scrolls of The Tale of Genji were made in the 12th century, 100 years after Murasaki Shikibu wrote her classic story of Buddhist sensibilities and courtly romance in the Heian period.
Theater has a long history in Japan, ranging from traditional Kabuki to today’s avant-garde performing arts. This program explores the cultural debate within Japan regarding traditional forms of theater and more contemporary variations,
Focusing on the emblematic flowers, foods, and festivals of each season, this beautifully filmed four-part series provides an elegant point of departure into Japanese history, religion, and cultural traditions. 4-part series.