[MEGA] BEGIN Japanology

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BEGIN Japanology invites you into the world of Japanese culture, both traditional and modern, explaining how traditions evolved and the part they still play today in people’s everyday lives.
Hosted by Peter Barakan, this program explores many aspects of Japan, both traditional and contemporary: arts, sports, entertainment, food, technology, nature, etc.
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BEGIN Japanology list
Season 1 2008
1 Bento 2008-04-14
2 Miyazawa Kenji 2008-04-21
3 Lacquerware 2008-04-28
4 Rakugo 2008-05-05
5 Tsukiji Market 2008-05-12
6 Yoshoku 2008-05-19
7 Kyudo 2008-05-26
8 Tea Ceremony Architecture 2008-06-02
9 Dagashi-ya 2008-06-09
10 Nihon Buyo 2008-06-16
11 Abacus 2008-06-23
12 Ryukyu Kimono 2008-06-30
13 Bamboo 2008-07-14
14 Shirakawa-go 2008-07-21
15 Firework 2008-07-28
16 Hanging Scrolls 2008-08-17
17 The Tale of Genji: Part 1 2008-08-24
18 The Tale of Genji: Part 2 2008-08-31
19 Matcha 2008-09-07
20 Tokyo Tower 2008-09-14
21 Dashi 2008-09-21
22 Oribe-yaki (pottery) 2008-09-28
23 The Colorful World of Utagawa Hiroshige 2008-10-05
24 The Seven Gods of Good Fortune 2008-10-12
25 Sushi 2008-10-19
26 Mikoshi (portable shrines) 2008-10-26
27 Yuzen kimono 2008-11-02
28 Buddhist statues 2008-11-09
29 Hot springs 2008-11-16
30 Fish 2008-11-23
31 Tatami (straw mats) 2008-12-01
32 Castles 2008-12-08
33 Miso 2008-12-15

Season 2 2009
34 Nishijin-ori 2009-01-19
35 Kyoto lacquerware 2009-01-26
36 Sake 2009-02-02
37 Katsura Rikyu 2009-02-09
38 Bonsai 2009-02-16
39 The Four Seasons 2009-02-23
40 Hina Dolls 2009-03-02
41 Nagasaki 2009-03-09
42 Five-Storey Pagodas 2009-03-16
43 Cherry Blossoms 2009-03-23
44 Chopsticks 2009-04-03
45 Aizome 2009-04-10
46 Bunraku 2009-04-17
47 Kiriko Cut Glass 2009-04-24
48 Traditional Folk Houses 2009-05-08
49 Tea Ceremony 2009-05-15
50 Soba 2009-05-22
51 Origami 2009-05-29
52 Inmari Porcelain 2009-06-05
53 Folding Fan 2009-06-19
54 Kaiseki Cuisine 2009-07-10
55 The Sounds of Japan 2009-07-17
56 Masks 2009-07-24
57 Satoyama 2009-07-31
58 Kendo 2009-08-28
59 The Fragrances of Japan 2009-09-04
60 Spinning Tops 2009-09-11
61 Rock and Stone 2009-09-18
62 Ink Brushes 2009-09-25
63 Tsukemono 2009-10-02
64 Dogs 2009-10-09
65 Ramen 2009-10-16
66 Rice 2009-10-23
67 Shinto Shrine 2009-10-30
68 Festivals 2009-11-06
69 Shinkansen 2009-11-13
70 Gagaku 2009-11-20
71 Marriage 2009-11-27
72 Shogi 2009-12-04
73 Nabe Cuisine 2009-12-11
74 Sword 2009-12-18

Season 3 2010
75 Sentou - Public Bathhouses 2010-01-08
76 Karuta 2010-01-15
77 Taiko 2010-01-22
78 Cram School 2010-01-29
79 Light 2010-02-05
80 Footwear 2010-02-12
81 Monkey 2010-02-19
82 Soy Sauce 2010-02-26
83 Tuna 2010-03-05
84 Fusuma 2010-03-12
85 Pearl 2010-03-19
86 Todaiji 2010-04-02
87 School Lunches 2010-04-09
88 Geiko and Maiko 2010-04-16
89 Robots 2010-04-23
90 Wasabi 2010-04-30
91 Women's Fashion Magazines 2010-05-14
92 Izakaya 2010-05-21
93 Apartments and Condominiums 2010-05-28
94 Towns and Neighbourhoods 2010-06-11
95 Tempura 2010-06-18
96 Subways 2010-06-25
97 Hairstyles 2010-07-02
98 Home Appliances 2010-07-09
99 Roof Tiles 2010-07-16
100 Miniaturization 2010-07-23
101 Silk 2010-08-13
102 Soybeans 2010-08-20
103 Curry 2010-08-25
104 Dams 2010-09-03
105 Hotels 2010-09-10
106 Radio Calisthenics 2010-09-17
107 Ekiben: Boxed Meals for Travellers 2010-09-24
108 Bridges 2010-10-08
109 Earthquakes 2010-10-15
110 Chrysanthemums 2010-10-22
111 Cameras 2010-11-04
112 Hiragana 2010-11-11
113 Volcanoes 2010-11-18
114 Udon 2010-11-25
115 Money 2010-12-02
116 Nishikigoi 2010-12-09
117 Firefighting 2010-12-16

Season 4 2011
118 Mochi Rice Cake 2011-01-13
119 Watches and Clocks 2011-01-20
120 Fugu Blowfish 2011-01-27
121 Haneda Airport 2011-02-03
122 Kagura Dances 2011-02-10
123 Snow 2011-02-17
124 Pollen Allergy 2011-03-03
125 Sashimono Woodwork 2011-03-10
126 Cranes 2011-04-07
127 Kitchen Knives 2011-04-14
128 Fishing 2011-04-21
129 Armour 2011-04-28
130 Judo 2011-05-05
131 The Life of Taro Okamoto 2011-05-12
132 The Life of Osamu Dazai 2011-05-19
133 The Life of Kenzo Tange 2011-05-26
134 The Life of Hideko Maehata 2011-06-02
135 Toilets 2011-06-09
136 Lifts 2011-06-16
137 Motorcycles 2011-06-23
138 Unagi Eel 2011-06-30
139 Japanophiles - Ilan Yanizky 2011-07-07
140 Japanophiles - Silvain Guignard 2011-07-14
141 Japanophiles - Stephane Danton 2011-07-21
142 Japanophiles - Dorothy Feibleman 2011-07-28
143 Plastic Food Samples 2011-08-18
144 Insects 2011-08-25
145 Traditional Japanese Mathematics 2011-09-01
146 Bicycles 2011-09-08
147 Chusonji 2011-09-15
148 Seaweed 2011-09-29
149 Charcoal 2011-10-06
150 Rain 2011-10-13
151 Golf 2011-10-20
152 Shipbuilding 2011-10-27
153 Japanophiles - Bruce Huebner 2011-11-03
154 Japanophiles - Noelke Muho 2011-11-10
155 Japanophiles - Matt Alt 2011-11-17
156 Karaoke 2011-11-24
157 Holidays 2011-12-01
158 Red sea bream 2011-12-08
159 Shopping Streets 2011-12-15
160 Chicken and Eggs 2011-12-22

Season 5 2012
161 Ekiden 2012-01-12
162 Batteries 2012-01-19
163 Cafes 2012-01-26
164 Hot Water Bottles and Pocket Warmers 2012-02-02
165 Ikebana 2012-02-09
166 Excavators 2012-02-16
167 Woods and Forests 2012-02-23
168 Japanophiles - Dhugal Lindsay 2012-03-01
169 Japanophiles - Richard Emmert 2012-03-08
170 Japanophiles - Art Lee 2012-03-15
171 Japanophiles - Philip Harper 2012-03-29
172 Kabuki 2012-04-05
173 Wild Vegetables 2012-04-12
174 Horses 2012-04-19
175 Massage Chairs 2012-04-26
176 The Shikoku Pilgrimage 2012-05-03
177 Regional Fast Food 2012-05-10
178 Departament Stores 2012-05-17
179 Kimonos 2012-05-24
180 Aquariums 2012-06-07
181 Confectionery 2012-06-14
182 Dolls 2012-06-21
183 Moss 2012-07-05
184 High School Baseball 2012-07-12
185 Planetariums 2012-07-19
186 Japanophiles - Adam Booth 2012-08-16
187 Japanophiles - Dave Spector 2012-08-23
188 Japanophiles - Euan Craig 2012-08-30
189 Shamisen 2012-09-06
190 Crested Ibises 2012-09-13
191 Abalone 2012-09-20
192 Tokyo Station 2012-10-04
193 Tokyo Skytree 2012-10-11
194 Tokyo Bay 2012-10-18
195 Potatoes, Taros and Yams 2012-11-01
196 Name Seals 2012-11-08
197 Mushrooms 2012-11-15
198 Vending Machines 2012-11-22
199 Scissors 2012-12-06
200 Satsuma Mandarins 2012-12-13
201 Gift-giving 2012-12-20

Season 6 2013
202 Sumo 2013-01-10
203 Bathroom Scales 2013-01-17
204 Enka 2013-01-24
205 Small Factories 2013-01-31
206 Japanophiles: Azby Brown 2013-02-07
207 Japanophiles: Ernst Seiler 2013-02-14
208 Japanophiles: Yasokichi Konishiki 2013-02-21
209 Ume Plums 2013-03-07
210 Storehouses 2013-03-14
211 Wagyu 2013-03-21
212 Uniforms 2013-04-04
213 Rice Cookers 2013-04-11
214 Burial Mounds 2013-04-18
215 Stationery 2013-04-25
216 Bread 2013-05-02
217 Pine Trees 2013-05-09
218 Parcel Delivery 2013-05-16
219 Pro Wrestling 2013-05-23
220 Strawberries 2013-05-30
221 Calculators 2013-06-13
222 Television 2013-06-27
223 Lake Biwa 2013-07-04
224 Expressways 2013-07-11
225 Beer 2013-07-18
226 Japanophiles - Mike Harris 2013-08-01
227 Japanophiles - Karl Bengs 2013-08-08
228 Japanophiles - Kenny Omega 2013-08-15
229 Shakuhachi 2013-09-05
230 Convenience Stores 2013-09-12
231 Used Books 2013-09-19
232 Women's Nylons 2013-10-03
233 Remote Islands 2013-10-10
234 Characters and Mascots 2013-10-17
235 Grapes 2013-10-24
236 Makeup 2013-11-07
237 Ukiyo-e 2013-11-14
238 Buses 2013-11-21
239 Parties and Gatherings 2013-12-05
240 Conveyor Belt Sushi 2013-12-12
241 Pets 2013-12-19

Season 7 2014
1 Persimmons 2014-01-09
2 Nighttime Scenery 2014-01-16
3 Ise Jingu 2014-01-23
4 K-cars 2014-01-30
5 Japanophiles - Nancy Singleton Hachisu 2014-02-13
6 Japanophiles - Chris Hart 2014-02-20
7 Japanophiles - Rogier Uitenboogaart 2014-02-27
8 Railways 2014-03-06
9 Pianos 2014-03-13
10 Squid 2014-03-20

Japanolgy Mini list
1 Mini - Sushi 2014-04-01
2 Mini - Tea Gardens 2014-04-06
3 Mini - The 53 Stations of Tokaido 2014-04-08
4 Mini - Tea Rooms 2014-04-13
5 Mini - Yuzen 2014-04-15
6 Mini - Matcha 2014-04-20
7 Mini - Makie 2014-04-22
8 Mini - Wagashi 2014-04-27
9 Mini - Bamboo Ware 2014-04-29
10 Mini - Cherry Blossom 2014-04-29
11 Mini - Katsura Imperial Villa 2014-05-04
12 Mini - Origami 2014-05-05
13 Mini - Tops 2014-05-05
14 Mini - Miso 2014-05-06
15 Mini - Shrines 2014-05-06
16 Mini - Shirakawa-Go 2014-05-13
17 Mini - Hina Dolls 2014-05-18
18 Mini - Castles 2014-05-20
19 Mini - Five-Story Pagodas 2014-05-25
20 Mini - Hot Springs 2014-05-27
21 Mini - Fireworks 2014-06-01
22 Mini - Hanging Scrolls 2014-06-03
23 Mini - Autumn Leaves 2014-06-08
24 Mini - Bento 2014-06-10
25 Mini - Mt. Fuji 2014-06-15
26 Mini - Sake 2014-06-17
27 Mini - Kaiseki Cuisine 2014-06-22
28 Mini - Yoshoku 2014-06-24
29 Mini - Kendo 2014-06-29
30 Mini - Lacquer Ware 2014-07-01
31 Mini - Aizome 2014-07-06
32 Mini - Karuta Card Games 2014-07-13
33 Mini - Festivals 2014-07-20
34 Mini - The Game of Go 2014-10-28

Japanology PLUS S1 list
1 Bathhouses 2014-04-03
2 Ramen 2014-04-10
3 Mt. Fuji 2014-04-17
4 Shogi 2014-04-24
5 Cherry Trees 2014-05-01
6 Akihabara 2014-05-08
7 Wagashi 2014-05-15
8 Ninja 2014-05-22
9 Rice 2014-05-29
10 Castles 2014-06-05
11 Japanophiles - Elizabeth Suzuki 2014-07-03
12 Japanophiles - Everett Kennedy Brown 2014-07-10
13 Japanophiles - Carolin Eckhardt 2014-07-17
14 Karaoke Boxes 2014-08-07
15 Bento 2014-08-14
16 Bamboo 2014-08-21
17 Taiko Drums 2014-09-04
18 Tsukiji Market 2014-09-11
19 Festivals 2014-09-18
20 Japanese Gardens 2014-09-25
21 Origami 2014-10-02
22 Buddhist Statues 2014-10-09
23 Yokai 2014-10-16
24 Shinkansen 2014-10-23
25 Lessons for Life 2014-11-06
26 Robots 2014-11-13
27 Sports Day 2014-11-20
28 Bonsai 2014-12-04
29 Sushi 2014-12-11
30 Geisha 2014-12-18
31 Japanophiles: Bartholomeus Greb 2015-01-08
32 Japanophiles: Ivan Vartanian 2015-01-15
33 Japanophiles: Alex Bennett 2015-01-22
34 The Seikan Tunnel 2015-02-05
35 Snow Country 2015-02-12
36 Comedy 2015-02-19
37 Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway 2015-04-02
38 A Season of Change 2015-04-16
39 Waste and Recycling 2015-04-23
40 Period Dramas 2015-04-30
41 Weight Loss Industry 2015-05-07
42 Dams 2015-05-14
43 Izakaya 2015-05-28
44 Craft Beer 2015-06-04
45 Fermented Foods 2015-06-11
46 Umbrellas 2015-06-18
47 Job Hunting 2015-06-25
48 Japanophiles: Amir Takahashi 2015-07-09
49 English Conversation Business 2015-07-16
50 English at School (2015.07.23)
51 Shrine and Temple Carpenters (2015.08.06)
52 Bunraku (2015.08.13)
53 Kids Summer Holidays (2015.09.03)
54 Swimming (2015.09.10)
55 Haunted Houses (2015.09.17)
56 Onsen 2015-10-01
57 Japanophiles - Andrew Mancabelli 2015-10-08
58 Cameras 2015-10-15
59 Wrapping and Packaging 2015-10-22
60 Tokyo Housing 2015-11-12
61 Japanophiles - Adam Zgola 2015-11-19
62 Kombu 2015-11-26
63 Hotels and Inns 2015-12-03
64 Tidying Up 2015-12-10
65 Mt. Takao 2015-12-17
66 Japanophiles - Maud Archambault 2016-01-07
67 Silk 2016-01-14
68 Underground Tokyo 2016-01-28
69 Earthquake Preparedness 2016-02-11
70 Japanophiles - Jorge Cabeza Fernandez 2016-02-25
71 Japanophiles - Pico Iyer 2016-03-03
72 Okinawan Dance 2016-03-17

Japanology PLUS S2 list
1 Whisky 2016-04-07
2 Quest for Perfect Skin 2016-04-14
3 Bladed Tools 2016-04-21
4 Family Crests 2016-05-05
5 Breakfast 2016-05-12
6 Footwear 2016-05-19
7 Running 2016-06-02
8 Emoji 2016-06-16
9 Ekiben 2016-06-23
10 Bicycles 2016-06-30
11 Kimono 2016-07-07
12 Kokeshi Dolls 2016-07-28
13 Shinise - Long-Established Businesses 2016-08-04
14 Japanophiles - Rezaul Karim Chowdhury 2016-08-11
15 Toilets 2016-08-18
16 Bridges 2016-08-25
17 A Nation of Singers 2016-09-01
18 Restoring Castles 2016-09-08
19 Volcanoes 2016-09-29
20 School Club Activities 2016-10-06
21 Smells 2016-10-13
22 Paper 2016-10-20
23 Japanophiles: Paul Lorimer 2016-11-03
24 Katsuobushi 2016-12-01
25 Day Care for Kids 2016-12-08
26 Sweets and Snacks 2016-12-15
27 Hairdressing 2016-12-22
28 Japanophiles - Carine Lafitte 2017-01-05
29 Noh Theater 2017-01-26
30 Moving Services 2017-02-02
31 Okinawan Karate 2017-02-09
32 Sleep 2017-02-16
33 Tokyo Rail Network 2017-02-23
34 Denim 2017-03-02
35 Japanophiles: Randy Channell Soei 2017-03-09
36 Japanophiles: Zoe Vincent 2017-03-30
37 Buddhist Altars 2017-04-04
38 Driving Schools 2017-04-12
39 Curry 2017-04-19
40 Cafes 2017-05-02
41 Japanophiles: Yoram Ofer 2017-05-23
42 School Lunch 2017-06-06
43 Capsule Toys 2017-06-20
44 Buses 2017-06-27
45 Traditional Music 2017-07-04
You could move this thread in the ''Other'' forum, where is the ''Off Topic'' threads that don't have anything to do with Japanese Comedy in general.

http://www.gaki-no-tsukai.com/viewforum.php?f=12

Anyway, thanks for sharing this with us.
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Kawaii~
cool stuff ;)
added Begin Japanology S1E23 The Colorful World of Utagawa Hiroshige, Season 2.
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPMSNvT ... g/featured - official YouTube channel of BEGIN Japanology with majority of episodes.
I've been watching this series recently on youtube!
Peter Barakan has been associated with Yellow Magic Ortchestra and lyricist of some of their greatest hit's including "Behind The Mask" I'll be checking this series out! Thanks for the head up! :rock:
Is "Japanology Plus" part of this same series?
I found a "Japanology Plus" episode on Japanese comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgVCZVb8tlg
I think this is a recent episode, because it has footage from 2014.
up J+S1 56-72ep, J+S2 1-3ep
there are some youtube channels that have some episodes

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCySEkVg1Q3QXjDvRFB0H41Q

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDx_cmyoG8wquXWieIhgo-A

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFt0mzIZ98I0exZvQ7gJhKg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPMSNvTv2rgODVy0GvsMxZg

the only issue is that the quality of the videos varies.

Megaton X wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPMSNvTv2rgODVy0GvsMxZg/featured - official YouTube channel of BEGIN Japanology with majority of episodes.


did not know it was only one official channel.
J+ S02
4 Family Crests 2016-05-05
5 Breakfast 2016-05-12
6 Footwear 2016-05-19
7 Running 2016-06-02
8 Emoji 2016-06-16
9 Ekiben 2016-06-23
10 Bicycles 2016-06-30
11 Kimono 2016-07-07
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