Japan: The Way I See It

Japan: The Way I See It

Japan is a country of beautiful landscapes, unique culture and formidable contrasts. Blind broadcaster and disability rights activist Lucy Edwards travels the country and experiences the smells, sounds and tastes in this singular travel documentary. She meets fellow, inspirational blind people who have overcome a diversity and now thrive in this remarkable nation.

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Ep 1: Masks and Drums
Lucy Edwards meets a blind skateboarder and experiences a unique Japanese festival.

Blind broadcaster and disability activist Lucy Edwards travels to Japan to experience the country through sound, touch, taste, and smell. In this fascinating travel documentary, she heads to Tokyo, where she meets a blind skateboarder while on Sado Island she experiences one of Japan’s most unique festivals. She encounters a mask maker and tries her hand at some traditional drumming.

Ep 2: Robots and Religion
In a land of unique contrasts Lucy Edwards meets robots and experiences Buddhism.

Blind content creator and disability activist Lucy Edwards continues her adventures around Japan. She heads to Tokyo and meets the world’s first AI navigator robot, before taking the bullet train to Hiroshima, where she experiences Buddhism, and finds out about the city’s tenacious spirit. On her journey of discovery, Lucy encounters people who have overcome adversity, inspiring her in new ways.

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