Let's Go Hokkaido Food Festival

MAY, 2016

gHokkaido Food Festival,h taken place in department stores all over Japan, is known as one of the most attractive events to shoppers. We show how shoppers enjoy the events and the how the event is designed by store buyers . The story focuses on buyerfs effort to discover food made in remote area and few people ever heard, and how the food is stably provided to the department store in a populated city.

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Destiny Tug of War

54min^May, 2019
Starring:Otake, Hirohisa Ota, Shinji Saito (Japanese Comedians), Masato(Japanese K-1 Kickboxing Champion in 2003,2008)

This is a reality show featuring tug-of-war, fighting according to the regional rule developed in Atsuma Town, where severely damaged by the earthquake in 2018. Townsmen of Atsuma challenge against the championship team from Tomakomai City. The town tries to win the TV broadcasting rights for their two-minute promotional clip, produced by a famous Japanese comedian trio. Masato, a K-1 kickboxing champion joins the town's team to help, but it is still hard for the town to beat the city. We show why the town needs promotion and how the clip is produced. Then the viewers must be excited to watch the eyes-opening tug of war.


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My Second Home in Hokkaido

72min^February, 2019
Starring:Norihito Yashima (Japanese Actor)

A heartwarming documentary to show how people connect the hearts between rural and urban.

Tokachi, eastern Hokkaido, is known as Japanfs largest farming area producing wealthy agricultural, dairy, and husbandry items. In this decade, farmers in Tokachi have been hosting more than 20,000 high school students from all over Japan. Students stay a few days to challenge dairy and husbandry works. This gfarm-stayh project has nurtured the connection of peoplefs hearts, and brought urban residents chances to admit the possibilities that rural holds. Young urban fellows spend a few days at farms, start having relation with rural, then they recognize Hokkaido as their second homes.

The program shows how they are impressed by the rural life, as well as what they do to contribute to Hokkaido when they grow up. Viewers will also be amazed by the fascinating pictures and sceneries of Hokkaido.

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Japan, Thousand Year of Soup Stock

72min^February, 2018
Starring: Natsuna (Japanese Actress)

This is an amazing food documentary to show thousand-year history of soup stock. The soup stock is the fundamental essence in Japanese dishes, and kombuor sea kelp, harvested in the northern sea of Hokkaido is known as the best ingredient for the stock. Now a days, the sea kelp is used not only for Japanese traditional cuisines but also western cuisines and even for chocolate.

Through this program, we introduce the reason why northern sea of Hokkaido grows good quality kelp. Then we show how the kelp has been distributed long time ago from Hokkaido to all over Japan and East Asia across the sea. Viewers will realize how the soup stock made from the kelp contributes to the conventional cooking in Japan and the modern cooking in the west.

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"RAUSU" The Magical Sea

MAY, 2014

This nature documentary features the town of Rausu in Hokkaido, located in the heart of Shiretoko Peninsula, known as a World Natural Heritage site. This area is called "the sea of four seasons," due to the drastic change of the life of it's creatures and it's environments, season by season. Drift ice comes from far east Russia and covers the whole surface of the sea, contributing to its unique ecosystem, which is different from any other place on the earth. We show the beauty of the four seasons, especially pictures under the sea.

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Traveling Chef in Hokkaido^Episode Samani

November, 2016^30min

A famous cooking specialist visits rural areas of Hokkaido. People tell him about local ingredients and inspire him to develop new recipes. He cooks and serves his new specialties at the conclusion of the show. Where he stays is Town of Samani, the southern central part of Hokkaido. The town is located at the foot of Mt. Apoi, certified as "UNESCO Global Geopark" in 2015, and unique alpine plants can be seen.

Not only the nature, fall in Samani is the best of the year for beautiful food. Town women welcome Kou with excellent handmade cousine. Kou studies characteristics and specialties of local ingredients, then develops his original recipe and presents for the local residents. Viewers will enjoy how Kou finds the way to prepare and cook unique ingredients fished, bred, and cropped in Samani.


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The Challenge of Small Restaurant in Sapporo

August, 2015^54min

This is a restaurant show, featuring a petit French restaurant that awarded three stars on Michelin Guide Book. Hiroshi Nakamichi, the owner chef, is one of the only two Japanese French chefs that awarded three stars. We visit France following Nakamich, and present how he researches and develops his cooking.

In the latter part, Ryoko Yonekura, a famous Japanese actress, appears as a navigator, and she is invited to this restaurant. Yonekura tates the cheffs special dish, and it was impressive enough for her to shed even tears. Viewers will know Hokkaido is the repository of brilliant ingredients and those fit not only Japanese cuisine but also high quality French.


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Hokkaido, the Paradise of gSWEETSh

MAY, 2013^54min

Hokkaido is known as gParadise of Sweet.h Many necessary ingredients for sweets are richly produced in Hokkaido, such as red beans, wheat, and milk. This environment makes sweets of Hokkaido pretty famous among all over Japan.

Kurara Emi, a famous Japanese actress, appears as a navigator in this program. As she loves sweets so much, she really enjoys traveling around early spring of Hokkaido and see many farmers and pastry chefs.


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From a Farmer to an Urban Student
:Forming Bonds, Making the Future

August, 2014^54min

We present farmersf homestay in Tokachi. It is an eastern part of Hokkaido and known as one of the most extensive agricultural zones in Japan, as well as beautiful landscape. Every year, farmers in Tokachi accept high school students living in urban cities to stay in their homes and let students try farming work. About 3000 students who have never even touched soil before stay at farmersf every year.

We filmed the two-day farm stay of 122 high students from Nara prefecture. They suckle calves, pick up asparaguses, and weed. Students realize how farmers contribute to their lives through their experiences. Then the sun goes down and students watch beautiful stars they have never seen before and some says gawesome.h At the end of the stay, everyone says gI want to be back,h and some students even shed tears. The program shows what students learned and the reason they say come again, and the viewers will share the same ideas.


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The Sea of Gods

MAY, 2015^54min

Shinichi Tsusumi, a famous and very popular Japanese actor, travels to three remote islands off the coast of Hokkaido that little known. We show Tsutsumifs impressive encounters with the people who live there. In a small village of Rebun Island, Tsutsumi meets an 84-year-old fisherman, who is the only man living in the village. The man is not only a skilled fisherman but also an excellent calligraphy writer, and Tsutumi listens to the manfs talk why he never leaves the village and how he plans the future.

In Yagishiri Island, people breed sheep and produce quality mutton that critics evaluate one of the bests in the world. Tsutumi looks for the answer why such good mutton are made in small remote island.

In the third part, Tsutsumi visits Matsumae Town and meets an 80-year-old hAmah woman. gAmah means a female fishing skin diver. Every day, she sails to a small desert islands off Matsushima, and dives to catch kelp. Her diving counts as many as 200 times a day despite her age. Tsutsumi wonders her secret to maintain health.

Viewers will enjoy to know how people live and how natures are like in remote areas of Hokkaido, viewers will have little chance to visit.


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The Secret of the Northernmost Zoo

54min^Episodes:9 and ongoing

Hokkaido Asahiyama Zoo, the northernmost zoo in Japan, is one of the top Japanese zoos with its unique displays of animals. We have been producing documentaries for more than 10 years about the zoo to show how they designed it and how they have learned to exhibit animals. Children will be excited to know the scientific aspects of the zoo.

  • A Wooded home for the Chimps 2006
  • The Howl of the Returning Wolf 2008
  • A Valedictory Message From Mr. Kosuge 2009
  • Dazzled by the Wonder of Life 2009
  • The New Directors Vision for the Future 2010
  • Voice of the Wild Animals 2011
  • Sketch to Join Dreams Together 2012
  • Amazing Giraffe and Flying Hippo 2014
  • Baby Rush of Animals, the Bride of Hippo 2014


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Authentic Ceremonies in Hokkaido

54min^Episodes:11 and ongoing

One hour documentary series to present traditional and authentic ceremonies in Hokkaido. We show how ceremonies are practiced over a long period of time, as well as the spiritual aspects of the ceremony. Some of them are religious and some of them are the symbol of the relationshipo between gods and people living in the reigion.

This will be a good way to watch a typical festival and the tradional Japanese way of celebrating one. One produced each year.

  • Ubagami Grand Shrine Togyo Festival in Esashi-vol.1 2006
  • Yodaka Andon Festival in Numata 2007
  • Fire Festival in Biei-vol.1 2008
  • Ubagami Grand Shrine Togyo Festival in Esashi-vol.2 2009
  • Winter Swimming Festival in Kikonai-vol.1 2010
  • Marimo Festival in Akan 2011
  • Bellybutton Festival in Furano 2012
  • Winter Swimming Festival in Kikonai-vol.2 2013
  • Fire Festival in Biei-vol.2 2014
  • Mt. Ota Shrine Festival in Setana 2015
  • Matsumae Shrine Annual Festival 2016
  • Hokkaido Shrine Annual Festival 2017
  • Tengu God Stepping On Fire 2018


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Mission Impossible! Around The World

30min^2012-2014 98 Eps.

Travel reality show series featuring comedians who travel around the world with odd and impossible missions. In each episode, comedians are given assignments to sell something or try something, or have someone to do somehing in their destination countries. All the destinations are the first time for them and they speak little local language. What they do? How they do?

Locations are done in 18 countries and regions. Acquiror may choose by destinations. Lot acquisition may result discount.

    Locations
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • China
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mongolia
  • Germany
  • Taiwan
  • Chile
  • Switzerland
  • India
  • Spain
  • Jamaica
  • Myanmar
  • Argentina
  • Hong Kong
  • Australia

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Marriage Trains

71min^February, 2017
Starring: Football Hour (A Famous Comedy Duo)

Later-in-life marriage is a major concern recently and there are many ideas about how to motivate middle-aged men and women to find a life partner. This show picks one of the most unique ideas, holding a glife-partner-finding-partyh on a train.

Once they take a train, they cannnot go anywhere by the time the train arrives its destination. In addition, due to the space limitation, participants are supposed to sit close each other to talk. These environmental factors are expected for giving special occasion for partner-finding activities. In this show, three regional trains are featured and they plan parties based on different reasons and concepts. In the studio, host comedians will watch those trains and give us comments. Why do they plan these parties and how do they conclude?

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CONTACT INFORMATION
HBC Rights & Contents Dpt. International Distribution Team
Masato TANAKA, Dpt.Manager mtanaka@hbc.co.jp
Eiji YAMAOKA, ey@hbc.co.jp
Hajime NAMBU, nambu@hbc.co.jp

HBC, Hokkaido Broadcasting Co, Ltd. Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan