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NHK – Cycle Around Japan – Mie: A Summer Dream (2018)

NHK Cycle Around Japan Mie A Summer Dream

The area around “Jingu”, the Grand Shrine of Ise was lively even during the Edo period, bustling with activity and entertainment while the shrine itself served as a sacred place for worshippers. This created a distinct culture. The complex terrain led to unique customs which are still cherished today. A traditional shellfish female diver “Ama” who enters the water without any breathing gear is born from necessity. Discover the local culture and other traditions on our 300km journey.

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