Hometown Stories

Forging On: Master And Apprentice

A 32-year-old leaves his engineering job to apprentice with a blacksmith in a rural Japanese town. Passing on the craft of making hand-forged tools presents challenges - and rewards - for both men.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #5003

Sunday, April 15 at 12:10 am on 12.4

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  • Saturday, April 14 at 6:10 pm on 12.4
  • Sunday, April 15 at 6:10 am on 12.4
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With themes ranging from ancient traditions to contemporary social issues, these documentaries present intimate portraits of people's lives around Japan today.