Hometown Stories

Sora Communities

High in the mountains of Shikoku Island are communities known as "sora." In one, Hisayabu, some 20 residents enjoy a way of life that values self-sufficiency and mutual cooperation.
  • program length: 25 minutes
  • episode #118

Saturday, May 18 at 6:10 pm on 12.4

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  • Sunday, May 19 at 12:10 am on 12.4
  • Sunday, May 19 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.