NHK World Prime

The Quest for the Mythical Cedar

Yakushima is an island in southern Japan that is designated as a World Heritage Site. The Jomon Sugi cedar, that is said to be more than 2,000 years old, is known as the symbol of Yakushima. But rumors have been circulating that there are even larger cedars in the deep forest. The program launches an investigation using the latest technology to find the mythical giant cedar tree. The first step is to search the forest from above with a laser scan and map out potential targets. Once the "treasure...
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  • program length: 49 minutes
  • episode #3016

Saturday, November 18 at 10:10 am on 12.4

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  • Friday, November 17 at 4:10 pm on 12.4
  • Friday, November 17 at 10:10 pm on 12.4
  • Saturday, November 18 at 3:10 am on 12.4

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