The TV program “Bi-no-tsubo” will feature netsuke

NHK’s “Bi-no-tsubo,” a popular Japanese TV program on arts and crafts, will feature netsuke for the first time in 14 years.

This time, the following people will appear in the show: Ms. Yoshida Yukari of Sagemonoya; Kokontei Bungiku, a comic story-teller and netsuke collector; the netsuke artists Oikawa Kukan and Doho; and Mr. Kinoshita Muneaki, the director of Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum.

The schedules are as follows, so if you have an access to any of these channels, please watch the show!

NHK BS Premium
April 9, 2021, 7:30pm – 7:59pm
April 17, 2021, 6:45am – 7:14am

NHK World Premium (international channel)
April 10, 2021, 3:30am – 3:59am

NHK BS 4K (only on TV with 4K turner)
April 9, 2021, 7:30pm – 7:59pm
April 11, 2021, 6:45am – 7:14am
April 12, 2021, 4:00pm – 4:59pm
April 16, 2021, 9:00am – 9:29am

Please note that Bi-no-tsubo is no longer available on the NHK On-demand program on the internet.