From December 15th to 16th a crew from the Japanese cable TV eo Hikari visited the Tanabe city and Kumano area.
On the first day they filmed sightseeing spots in Tanabe city such as Tokei-jinja Shrine, Kamaboko street and Akitsuno Garden. Afterwards they filmed restaurants that feature special lunch menu as part of the project “Kishu Tanabe Agara Don” (Rice bowl). Tanabe’s mayor was able to spare some time for the interview for them, which was something special.
On the second day their focus was on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage routes and associated sightseeing spots. Our staff Brad supported them as a Kumano Kodo Guide and explained historical and cultural details about Takijiri-oji and Gyuba-doji. Filming was also done at Hosshinmon-oji, Fushiogami-oji, and Kumano Hongu Taisha as well as Kawayu onsen’s Senninburo.
The film footage gathered in this visit will be edited into a 28 minute program, and it will be on the air twice a day from January 1st to 15th 2010. After January 15th the program is to be webcasted for 3 months from their website.
eo Hikari reaches out to 292,000 households in the Kansai area. Including other cable TV lines, estimated viewers will be in 7,550,000 households.