Hometown Stories

Like A Trusty Garden Hoe

Tetsuyo Ishii, 97 and the oldest person in town, stays active by remaining "rust-free", just like her trusty garden hoe. She finds joy in being self-sufficient and supporting those around her.
  • program length: 29 minutes
  • episode #5003

Sunday, September 9 at 12:10 pm on 12.4

additional airdates

  • Saturday, September 8 at 6:10 pm on 12.4
  • Sunday, September 9 at 12:10 am on 12.4
  • Sunday, September 9 at 6:10 am on 12.4

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series description

With themes ranging from ancient traditions to contemporary social issues, these documentaries present intimate portraits of people's lives around Japan today.