Japanology Plus Collection 1 04of10 Silk

  • 6 years ago
Host Peter Barakan visits experts in various fields to show Japanese culture from a new perspective.

Part 4: Silk
What gives Japanese kimonos their luxurious appeal? Pure silk, which is also used to make strings for the shamisen, as a canvas for Japanese paintings, and these days is even being applied in medicine. With our expert guest, Takayuki Nagashima, an expert in “insect technology”, we explore the importance of silk to Japan’s culture and way of life, in an edition described by host Peter Barakan as “incredibly educational”. And in Plus One, the wonders of wild silk.