The Art of Japanese Life

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The Art of Japanese Life

Postby iyapol » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:49 am

For Shenmue fans in the UK, check out BBC Four's excellent The Art of Japanese Life. Currently available on BBC iPlayer or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08tvzws/episodes/player.

The three-part series looks at the history of Japan, its culture, its links to nature, modern city life and traditional home life. The series really helps to explain the complexities of Japanese life to a Western audience. It has really helped me understand elements behind the Shenmue series and is a must watch for all Shenmue fans.

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Re: The Art of Japanese Life

Postby FlagshipFighter » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:43 pm

Thanks! I've not watched many doc's about Japanese culture, i'll be sure to queue it up!
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Re: The Art of Japanese Life

Postby BlueMue » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:11 pm

I can happily leave this in the Shenmue I / General Shenmue section but it's definately not related to Shenmue III so it was moved to the former section of the forums.

I'd like to advise people here not to post threads in the Shenmue III forums if they don't have anything to do with that game. Just because it's the most active part of the Dojo doesn't justify it to be a home for all sorts of things. There are other forums for that and it's actually less likely for things to go down unnoticed there because the Shenmue III forum is so filled with threads and activity that it's much more easily drowned in there.
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Re: The Art of Japanese Life

Postby jasonorme666 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:49 am

Watched the first part last night. It's a great documentary.
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Re: The Art of Japanese Life

Postby fittersau » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:18 am

Well researched and presented documentary.

Really gives a glimpse of the Japanese philosophy that pervades Shenmue in the mundane, quiet and communal.
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