Synopsis by Laura Mahnken
This video explores the heritage of an ancient and rich culture. After beginning our journey with an ancient ritual in a Shinto shrine, we encounter guests at a therapeutic Ibusuki resort who are buried up to their chins in hot volcanic sand. Next, we take a quick lesson in the wonders and architectural advancements evident in the 400-year-old Himeji Castle. When we are through marveling at the Great Buddha of Kamakura, we are thrown into the frenetic pace of the Sanja Matsuri festival in downtown Tokyo.
travelogue, empire, Japan, journey, landscaping, natural-wonders, sightseeing