NHK - 1000 Years of Karakami Art (2015)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3010 Kbps | 49mn 28s | English AAC 117 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.10 GB
Genre: Documentary, Arts
Karakami is a decorative Japanese paper used to ornament interior sliding doors during the Edo period. Woodblock-printed motifs, such as cherry blossoms and dragons, are said to have inspired several prominent European artists in the 19th century. This program examines the history of karakami through the work of a family in Kyoto that has preserved this traditional art form for nearly 400 years.