Synopsis by Sarah Ing
Part of a 13-episode series dedicated to exploring the religions of the world, Long Search: Buddhism - The Land of Disappearing Buddhas - Japan takes the viewer to the Far East for a look at one of the oldest belief systems. In Japan, around 90 million people consider themselves Buddhist. But because of the demands of modern life, practicing has become a part of the workday. Narrator Ronald Eyre visits one restaurant where meditation is scheduled and another area where ancient traditions such as calligraphy are taught daily.