Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fish! A Japanese Obsession - Documentary (Engl)

Charles Rangeley Wilson, author, journalist and BBC 2's Accidental Angler, travels to
Japan to explore the Japanese people's passionate relationship to fish.

Of all the island nations on Earth, there is, perhaps, none quite so obsessed by fish
as Japan. Whether for food or entertainment, fish are at the very core of Japanese
identity. From their reverential love of jewel-like koi to the seemingly barbaric
world of scientific whaling via the balletic submarine ballet of the drive hunt, there
are few corners of Japanese culture that have not been shaped by reference to fish.

Trying to comprehend this 'alien' culture, Charles embarks on a six-week odyssey
through Japan, determined to use his love of fish and fishing as the common point of
interest between himself and those he meets along the way. Since he loves fish
possibly even more than the Japanese, they must have plenty in common...

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