At One with Nature
National Parks of Japan


Aired: March 19, 2020 (UTC)


Japan is made up of a string of islands. The landscape varies wildly from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, and each of the country’s 34 national parks possesses distinct and unique characteristics. In this series, we visit national parks in Japan to enjoy the seasonal views and meet the people that live there.

This time, we’ll feature the Akan-Mashu National Park in winter. We’ll explore the beautiful lakes of Akan, Kussharo, and Mashu, which were shaped by volcanic activity, the regal mountains that surround them, the hardy plants and animals that thrive despite the harsh winters, and the indigenous Ainu people’s traditional culture and perspective on nature.



일본은 여러 섬으로 이뤄져 있다. 북쪽의 홋카이도에서 남쪽의 오키나와에 걸쳐 있어 다양한 경치를 제공하며 34개의 국립공원은 각각 독특한 개성을 간직하고 있다. 이 시리즈에서는 일본의 국립공원을 방문해 각 계절의 아름다움을 즐기고 그곳에 사는 사람들을 만난다.

이번에는 겨울의 아칸마슈 국립공원을 찾아간다. 이곳에서는 아름다운 호수인 아칸코, 굿샤로코, 마슈코를 탐험한다. 화산 활동으로 생성된 이 호수 주변에 자리 잡은 웅장한 산과 혹독한 겨울 날씨에도 추위를 견디며 자라는 동식물도 보고 원주민인 아이누족의 전통문화와 자연에 대한 관점도 배운다.

Le Japon est composé d'un chapelet d'île, les paysages y sont extrêmement variés de Hokkaido au nord à Okinawa au sud et chacun des 34 parcs nationaux du pays est unique et possède des caractéristiques très distinctes. Dans cette série documentaire, nous irons visiter certains de ces parcs nationaux afin de profiter des paysages qui changent au gré des saisons et nous irons à la rencontre des gens qui y vivent.

Cette fois, nous vous présentons le parc national d'Akan-Mashu en hiver. Nous explorerons les magnifiques lacs Akan, Kussharo et Mashu, qui ont été façonnés par l'activité volcanique, les montagnes majestueuses qui les entourent, les plantes et les animaux robustes qui prospèrent malgré les hivers rigoureux, ainsi que la culture traditionnelle du peuple indigène Ainu et sa vision de la nature.




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