Pierre Brouwers’ documentary series, Honshu: A Discovery of Japan, brings viewers on a stunning journey across the largest island of Japan. From the mystical city of Kyoto with its Golden Pavilion and revered temples to Hiroshima’s famous A-bomb dome and Miyajima’s sacred island, the show paints an in-depth picture of the ancient traditions and modern innovations of this vibrant nation.
In Kyoto, ancient festivals like Jidai Matsuri are carefully preserved, while visitors can also experience Kyudo – traditional archery – and tea ceremonies that have been practiced there for centuries. Meanwhile, Kanazawa features painting on lacquer as well as districts traditionally inhabited by geishas and samurais. The 21st century museum shows how robots are increasingly replacing workers in car assembly lines throughout the country.
The documentary features other fascinating locales too; Takayama is home to Chayano Tuff and Kamikochi Park while Ogimatchi and Koya Temple offer glimpses into Buddhist monastic life. Naoshima Island provides stunning aerial photography opportunities to capture the beauty of Japan from above. All of these diverse elements create an insightful exploration into the soul of this captivating land where wisdom and harmony reign supreme to uphold the venerated concept of Zen.
Honshu: A Discovery Of Japan strives to bring viewers a truly immersive experience that will be hard to forget. With Pierre Brouwers’ passionate narration and beautiful visuals that guide us through this unique culture, it is sure to be a moving journey that will leave us with an appreciation for Japanese traditions like never before. So don’t miss out on exploring one of our planet’s most captivating destinations – join Pierre Brouwers in his epic adventure as he discovers what makes Honshu truly special!