Core Kyoto

The ancient capital, Kyoto, continues to be innovative after 1,200 years. We dive deep into its core in this definitive program.

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Network: Japan NHK World (2013 - now)
Runtime: 30 minutes
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Travel

Official site: www3.nhk.or.jp

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Swordsmiths have forged swords in Kyoto for over a millennium. More than mere blades, these swords were also symbols of a spiritual culture. As they gained prestige, they became much sought-after gifts among domain lords from the 1600's. Swords also

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