Hometown Stories

Onikenbai: the Demon Sword Dance

Ancient traditions need new blood to stay alive, and Japan's Onikenbai (demon dance) is no exception. A group of high school students are bent on preserving this art with pride and determination.
  • program length: 24 minutes
  • episode #100

Saturday, November 10 at 5:10 pm on 12.4

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  • Saturday, November 10 at 11:10 pm on 12.4
  • Sunday, November 11 at 5:10 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.