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Great Big Story

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We're a global media company devoted to cinematic storytelling. Our producers travel the world to discover the untold, the overlooked and the flat-out amazing.
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Feb 2020
Yuya Nakanishi produces weapons any samurai would be proud to carry. The master swordsmith handcrafts Japanese swords of the finest quality—they don’t break or bend, and they gleam with perfection. We visit Nakanishi in Kyoto to see how he shapes chunks of watetsu (Japanese iron) into strong, beautiful blades.
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While the Italian island of Murano is known for their colorful glass, artist Ritsue Mishima’s work stands out because her sculptures are transparent, inspired by the water around her. This Great Big Story was made possible by All Nippon Airways.
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Nov 2019
In many parts of India, baby boys are favored over girls, who can be seen as a financial burden on families. But the people of Piplantri are changing that. The village celebrates their daughters by planting 111 trees every time a girl is born.
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A small village in Suzu, Japan, is the only place in the world where an ancient Japanese tradition of salt-making is still practiced today. It’s a labor-intensive process, but the effort pays off in sea salt that is rich in minerals and mild in taste. Meet a master of this uniquely Japanese craft. This Great Big Story was made possible by All Nippon Airways.
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Sep 2019
Moriyoshi Nose is one of the last marble print masters in Kyoto, Japan. His incredible dyed silks are used by fashion brands like Hermes. This Great Big Story was made possible by All Nippon Airways.
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Some architects design buildings that soar into the sky. Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is bringing buildings back down to earth. This Great Big Story was made possible by All Nippon Airways.
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Sep 2019
This donut in Miami, Florida, is absolutely SMASHING.
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Sep 2019
This temple in China might be the most resilient building in the world...
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Aug 2019
Here are the best street foods you need to try when you're in Tokyo, Japan.
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Jul 2019
Invented in Tokyo in the late 1800s, this doughy snack is shaped like a fish (and even has scales)! It’s like a croissant, but it's not! It's a Japanese treat called Taiyaki. P.S. - definitely try it with red bean or matcha filling.
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Jul 2019
Japan’s takoyaki, are the perfect, pop-in-your-mouth culinary creation. They’re balls of batter filled with octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger and so, so much more.
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Jul 2019
Gyoza is good. But giant gyoza is even better. People come from all over to eat giant gyoza at this restaurant in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood.
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Jun 2019
Walk among the remnants of a Mayan empire in Guatemala’s Tikal National Park 🌏
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May 2019
Explore this surreal Italian fortress, which came to be thanks to a mad inventor in Italy.
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May 2019
If you're in Hong Kong, you *MUST* visit Kwan Kee's Bamboo Noodle shop. You'll get great noodles *and an even better show*.
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Apr 2019
Once home to one of the worst wildlife massacres in history, the island of Grytviken has now been resurrected by nature. Today, it’s become a penguin paradise.
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Apr 2019
If you're planning a trip to Zanzibar, Tanzania, you're going to want to try this pizza. And, no, it's not the typical slice you may be thinking of.
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