The Secret Lives of Kyoto Folk: Struggles of Youth

A docu-drama depicting the lives and traditions of Kyoto

In Season 2 of this popular series depicting the secret joys and woes of life in Kyoto, the focus is on young people. We watch as the youngsters try to find their own way in life as future successors of Kyoto's traditions, such as landscape gardening, pottery, and cuisine. They laugh, they cry, and they clash with strict parents and master instructors. As Kyoto's Okuribi bonfires signal the end of summer, how have the trainees grown? The program shifts between documentary and drama to take viewers deep into the unique world of Kyotoites.