"The town ladies" are the women who brighten up their towns. Ikue Sakakibara travels all over Japan in search of such women. Enjoy the travels where we encounter overflowing smiles from these women.
Ikue Sakakibara travels all over Japan in search of local women who bring vitality to their communities. We take a look back at Asahikawa (Hokkaido), Awara (Fukui), Amagasaki (Hyogo), Miyazaki (Miyazaki), and Beppu (Oita).
Ikue Sakakibara travels all over Japan in search of local women who bring vitality to their communities. We take a look back at Sakura (Chiba), Iga (Mie), Toyota (Aichi), Jiyugaoka (Tokyo), and Obihiro (Hokkaido).
Asahikawa, located in central Hokkaido, has the second largest population in the prefecture after Sapporo. We meet many wonderful women this time, as well, as we take a leisurely stroll from Asahikawa Station the Heiwa Dori, the first of many car-free pedestrian roads in Japan.
An area that always ranks high among the most popular areas of Tokyo. Its popularity may be due to the plethora of interior shops, household goods stores, and trendy cafes and restaurants, the lively atmosphere, and the convenient transportation options.
Toyota, Aichi is well-known as a car town. Though second in size to Nagoya, it covers the largest amount of land in the prefecture! Our walk through Toyata begins in front of Toyotashi Station. What kind of women will we meet here?
Iga, located in northwestern Mie Prefecture, is known as the hometown of Iga ninjas. Even today, the city is alive with the culture of the ninjas of old, and many people visit to experience this world.
Sakura City, located in the northern part of Chiba Prefecture, is a castle town that flourished under Sakura Castle as a strategic point for protecting Edo (Tokyo). Even today, there are many reminders of this history, such as the Bukeyashiki-Dori (Samurai Mansion Street).