Friday, October 28, 2011

Arashi get show on NHK (UPDATED)

(from arama@lj)
Arashi fans will see their favourite stars meeting people and finding new things in different areas around Japan in their special show on NHK, reports Oricon and Chunichi Sports.

“嵐の明日に架ける旅 (Arashi no Ashita ni Kakeru Tabi)” will be shown on November 23 at 19:30 local time in Japan, and will feature all of the Arashi members going around Japan to find inspiring stories to cheer on the Japanese people getting over from the March 11 disaster.

It has been reported Satoshi Ohno had visited Miyagi prefecture, and met a group of people putting on superhero shows for children in the earthquake disaster zone. Kazunari Ninomiya had visited Wakayama prefecture, and went to a family-run soy sauce factory determined to keep using an almost 200-year-old recipe. Jun Matsumoto had visited a small factory in Saitama prefecture, which creates accessories that have become a must-have for celebrities around the globe. Sho Sakurai had visited Toyama prefecture where he met at woman who made the decision to go home and help her parents on their farm. Masaki Aiba had met a goggle-eyed goby fisherman with a unique way of fishing, and tries it himself.

“Through this show, I learnt about Japanese people, their skills, traditions, and how close they are to one another. I hope everyone can get a sense of how amazing it was,” Ninomiya said.

Source || Official Site

(from Tokyohive)
Arashi have donned their traveling gear once again for a special NHK program called “Arashi no Asu ni Kakeru Tabi“. It’s a special documentary that seeks to rediscover the will and strength of the Japanese people. Consequently, the members travel all over the nation, interviewing outstanding individuals who possess great potential in shepherding Japan’s future.

Ninomiya Kazunari visits a soy sauce brewery in Yuasa-cho, Wakayama, which has more than 170 years of history. He commented, “We were able to learn about the numerous people, skills, traditions, and ties in Japan. We would like everyone to feel how wonderful it was.”
Leader Ohno Satoshi introduces “Eager”, the local hero of Onagawa town in Miyagi prefecture. He also meets the people from Onagawa’s Commerce and Industry section, who continues to hold hero shows for local kids even after the Tohoku earthquake.
Matsumoto Jun visits a small factory in Kawaguchi-city, Saitama, which makes bags and small articles that are loved by stars all over the world. He investigates the background behind these beloved items.
As for Sakurai Sho, he flies to Toyama-city, Toyama, where he meets a 25-year-old lady who chose to work for her parents’ farm. It’s an unusual decision for modern times, and so he seeks to discover her reason to farm.
Finally, Aiba Masaki visits Kashima-city, Saga, where he partakes in “Mutsukake fishing”, which is a unique way to fish the mudskippers in the Ariake Sea. He tackles the challenge of tideland fishing, and encounters a young man who’s apparently the first successor in 30 years for this old fishing tradition.
“Arashi no Asu ni Kakeru Tabi” will air on November 23rd at 7:30 PM JST.
Source: Oricon