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Adventure; Down the Spine of Japan


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Down the Spine of Japan
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Real-life stories which transport viewers on journeys set in remote mountain villages, endangered waterways, and through treacherous terrain. Each saga is filled with suspense and surprise for the modern day explorers who personify the spirit of discovery that lies at the heart of every ADVENTURE. See individual episodes for further descriptions. Series release date: 1987

Program Description

Steven Pern sets out on a five-month journey. His aim is to walk the entire length of Japan, its volcanic spine and watershed -- more than 2,000 miles of mostly mountainous landscape rising to over 12,000 feet. This is an epic journey across mountainous ridges above the snow line, through bleak volcanic treeless wastes and dense forests inhabited by deer and bear, interspersed with "black country," the lonely traditional villages untouched by the modern world.



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Chicago: “Adventure; Down the Spine of Japan,” 06/08/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 27, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E006594B1BDA49EF8AAF41E2AAAA53D9.
MLA: “Adventure; Down the Spine of Japan.” 06/08/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 27, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E006594B1BDA49EF8AAF41E2AAAA53D9>.
APA: Adventure; Down the Spine of Japan. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E006594B1BDA49EF8AAF41E2AAAA53D9
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