Journeys of the Heart
June 21, 2021 11:50 PM   Subscribe

"World Journey of My Memory or Journey of the Heart (世界わが心の旅 , Sekai Waga Kokoro no Tabi) was a travel program that was broadcast on NHK BS2 Television from 1993 to 2003. The series featured celebrities from various fields visiting places that shaped who they are as individuals. [...] [Two episodes] featured Studio Ghibli cofounders Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki. In the first program, Miyazaki visits France and the Sahara Desert to follow the footsteps of the famous early French aviator, poet, and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The second episode centers around Takahata's visit to Canada to meet the late Frédéric Back, the Oscar award winning animation film maker of The Man Who Planted Trees."

(Both episodes are fully translated into English. Hit the closed caption button ([CC]) to activate subtitles.)
posted by Iridic (1 comment total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you! And thank you also for including the episode with Takahata. I love Miyasaki's work, but also Takahata's, and I feel like he's as much a part of the magic of Studio Ghibli.

I haven't had a chance to watch the Japanese show - I had to stop and watch The Man who Planted Trees first: wow. I can see why Takahata was so impressed.
posted by jb at 6:47 AM on June 22 [2 favorites]

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