Japanology Plus (2014- )

Status: Continuing

Airdate: 2014-04-03

Runtime: 28 minutes

Genre(s): Documentary

Language(s): English, Japanese

Description

Host Peter Barakan delves into various aspects of Japanese culture; exploring practices, history, and modern innovations in such areas as ramen, rice, sushi, geisha, bonsai, and so much more. Local experts discuss their passions at fascinating length, and American Japanophile Matt Alt experiences the food, practices, and cultures in each episode in depth. Viewers will finish each half hour episode with a new understanding of an area of Japanese life through demonstrative videos and explanations, all delivered respectfully and true to the Japanese way of life.

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Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 213
Season 1 72
S01E01
Bathhouses
S01E02
Ramen
S01E03
Mt. Fuji
S01E04
Shogi
S01E05
Cherry Trees
S01E06
Akihabara
S01E07
Wagashi
S01E08
Ninja
S01E09
Rice
S01E10
Castles
S01E11
Japanophiles - Elizabeth Suzuki
S01E12
Japanophiles - Everett Kennedy Brown
S01E13
Japanophiles - Carolin Eckhardt
S01E14
Karaoke Boxes
S01E15
Bento
S01E16
Bamboo
S01E17
Taiko Drums
S01E18
Tsukiji Market
S01E19
Festivals
S01E20
Japanese Gardens
S01E21
Origami
S01E22
Buddhist Statues
S01E23
Yokai
S01E24
Shinkansen
S01E25
Lessons for Life
S01E26
Robots
S01E27
Sports Days
S01E28
Bonsai
S01E29
Sushi
S01E30
Geisha
S01E31
Japanophiles - Bartholomeus Greb
S01E32
Japanophiles - Ivan Vartanian
S01E33
Japanophiles - Alex Bennett
S01E34
The Seikan Tunnel
S01E35
Snow Country
S01E36
Comedy
S01E37
Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway
S01E38
A Season of Change
S01E39
Waste and Recycling
S01E40
Period Dramas
S01E41
Weight Loss Industry
S01E42
Dams
S01E43
Izakaya
S01E44
Craft Beer
S01E45
Fermented Foods
S01E46
Umbrellas
S01E47
Job Hunting
S01E48
Japanophiles - Amir Takahashi
S01E49
The English Conversation Business
S01E50
English at School
S01E51
Shrine & Temple Carpenters
S01E52
Bunraku
S01E53
Kids' Summer Holidays
S01E54
Swimming
S01E55
Haunted Houses
S01E56
Onsen
S01E57
Japanophiles - Andrew Mancabelli
S01E58
Cameras
S01E59
Wrapping and Packaging
S01E60
Tokyo Housing
S01E61
Japanophiles - Adam Zgola
S01E62
Kombu
S01E63
Hotels and Inns
S01E64
Tidying Up
S01E65
Mt. Takao
S01E66
Japanophiles - Maud Archambault
S01E67
Silk
S01E68
Underground Tokyo
S01E69
Earthquake Preparedness
S01E70
Japanophiles - Jorge Cabeza Fernandez
S01E71
Japanophiles - Pico Iyer
S01E72
Okinawan Dance
Season 2 108
S02E01
Whisky
S02E02
Quest for Perfect Skin
S02E03
Bladed Tools
S02E04
Family Crests
S02E05
Breakfast
S02E06
Footwear
S02E07
Running
S02E08
Emoji
S02E09
Ekiben
S02E10
Bicycles
S02E11
Kimono
S02E12
Kokeshi Dolls
S02E13
Shinise - Long-Established Businesses
S02E14
Japanophiles - Rezaul Karim Chowdhury
S02E15
Toilets
S02E16
Bridges
S02E17
A Nation of Singers
S02E18
Restoring Castles
S02E19
Volcanoes
S02E20
School Club Activities
S02E21
Smells
S02E22
Paper
S02E23
Japanophiles - Paul Lorimer
S02E24
Katsuobushi
S02E25
Day Care for Kids
S02E26
Sweets and Snacks
S02E27
Hairdressing
S02E28
Japanophiles - Carine Lafitte
S02E29
Noh Theater
S02E30
Moving Services
S02E31
Okinawan Karate
S02E32
Sleep
S02E33
Tokyo Rail Network
S02E34
Denim
S02E35
Japanophiles - Randy Channell Soei
S02E36
Japanophiles - Zoe Vincent
S02E37
Buddhist Altars
S02E38
Driving Schools
S02E39
Curry
S02E40
Cafes
S02E41
Japanophiles - Yoram Ofer
S02E42
School Lunches
S02E43
Capsule Toys
S02E44
Buses
S02E45
Traditional Music
S02E46
Traditional Music in Modern Life
S02E47
Japanophiles - Nsenda Lukumwena
S02E48
Urban Renewal
S02E49
Fireworks
S02E50
Anthropomorphism
S02E51
2D Characters - Origins and Evolution
S02E52
Children and Sports
S02E53
Amusement Parks
S02E54
Japanophiles - Tyler Lynch
S02E55
Particle Physics Research
S02E56
Shrine Duties
S02E57
Special Rescue Teams
S02E58
The Wonders of Air Travel
S02E59
Japanophiles - Fernando Lopez
S02E60
Changing Perceptions of Cars
S02E61
The Way of Tea - Wellspring of Omotenashi - Part 1
S02E62
The Way of Tea - Wellspring of Omotenashi - Part 2
S02E63
Ocean Fishing
S02E64
The Police
S02E65
Japanophiles - Stephanie Tomiyasu
S02E66
New Trends in Logistics
S02E67
Game Arcades
S02E68
Snow Removal
S02E69
Shopping Streets
S02E70
Japanophiles - Bjorn Heiberg
S02E71
Regional Transport Crisis
S02E72
Miniature Culture
S02E73
Marriage
S02E74
100 Yen Shops
S02E75
Deep-fried Food
S02E76
Lighthouses
S02E77
Japanophiles - David E. Wells
S02E78
Industrial Heritage
S02E79
Graves
S02E80
Rice Cultivation
S02E81
The Ogasawara Islands: A Multicultural Heritage
S02E82
The Ogasawara Islands: A Turbulent History
S02E83
Japanophiles - Bruce Gutlove
S02E84
Roadside Stations
S02E85
Summer Resorts
S02E86
Yurei: Japanese Ghosts
S02E87
Radio Calisthenics
S02E88
Underground Shopping Streets
S02E89
Japanophiles: Jagmohan S. Chandrani
S02E90
A Sense of the Divine
S02E91
Earthquake-resistant Architecture
S02E92
School Sports Days
S02E93
School Satchels
S02E94
Aquariums
S02E95
Onigiri: Rice Balls
S02E96
Japanophiles: David Stanley Hewett
S02E97
Coffee
S02E98
Meiji-era Advisors
S02E99
School Uniforms
S02E100
Soba Restaurants
S02E101
Roof Tilers
S02E102
Japanophiles: Thomas Bertrand
S02E103
Hidden Christians: Part 1
S02E104
Hidden Christians: Part 2
S02E105
Wood: Culture
S02E106
Wood: Carpentry
S02E107
Japanophiles: Oussouby Sacko
S02E108
Meat
Season 3 20
Season 4 13
Specials 1
Cast 3
Peter Barakan - Host
Matt Alt - Reporter in Plus One
Emma Howard - Narrator
Network 1
NHK BS1

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