J-NATURE

Exploring Japan’s Natural Beauty: Ise-Shima National Park (Mie, Japan)

Aired: Sep. 30, 2022

In this episode, we feature Ise-Shima National Park in central Japan. Lemi Duncan visits the spectacular rias coast, Ago Bay, where the world’s first pearl cultivation began, and Ise Jingu, one of the most venerable shrines in Japan. Meet the people who have developed their traditions and industries in the midst of the great outdoors.

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Ago Bay in the coastal Shima area
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Reporter Lemi Duncan visiting the timeless Ise-Jingu
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A river flowing through Ise-Jingu
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Akoya pearl oysters

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