BEGIN Japanology - Seaweed

BEGIN Japanology Seaweed.

This is such a strange episode. While of course "laver" and "kelp" are the English names for the particular seaweeds, why not refer to them as "nori" and "kombu", after introducin them. Many people who are interested in Japanese food know them by those names. I'd say that nori is probably more familiar to more English-speakers around the world by now than laver!
Morita Sari
The Tanaka couple story is the gem of the show...I love it
Tsukabu's Artsy Things
"green energy source". Heh. Get it? Cause Seaweed is green. 😎 I'll 'sea' myself out now.
B Bee
I miss these NHK specials, always so informative. Domo.
Fascinating!! I enjoyed this very much.
Seaweeds aren't even plants. They are yet another group of multicellular organisms. They're algae.
After so many times I've watched the series, I've only now realised that the opening of this season is a recreation of Hokusai's Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji ukiyo-e series.
In Scandinavia we have a type of seaweed that is called sea bacon. It have been eating since before the Vikings. Today it isn't eaten a lot though.
Ben Lompoliuw
love Japonology. I' waiting on train, garden, zen meditation, war etc
"Looks like some weird torture instrument, maybe." Thank you, Peter. I did not need that image but you were generous with it anyway.
Why is it being called laver and not nori...
25:50 From power plant to "power plant".
Gordon Chin
Is Ainu Wakame named after the Ainu people?
Jemppu M
"...*bounty* of the sea" :D The very first sentence.
Arden's Arcanum
Peter Barakan seems to be somewhat angry this episode...
Mouse GrayEagle
If there is not an anime about angsty Japanese teenagers using either magic, robots, or magic robots, to fight off giant bioengeneered Nori monsters from the "green power plants" I will be very disappointed.
Hmm... Apparently there's a certain type of seaweed that can be fed to cows to stop them giving off so much methane that contributes to greenhouse gases... only problem is we aren't currently growing enough of it. What if they tried using power plant CO2 to grow that type of seaweed?
Unfair...for such a useful thing, people call it seaWEED.
sigourney weaver
food and dem science facts?!?!? You are doing the lord's work. truly.
michael hernandez
this man thats 78 years old he is a blessing to the world
alex carter
Place in the UK have "dulse" and it's really tasty!
Never knew how they harvest the Nori until now. I only cared about which one tastes better. lol
alex carter
As I always say, see the weed, and eat it!
Cirque Du Opinion
3:22 Begin Bachata LOL
Lockark Dryavoska
Quick fun tip. Eating Sea Weed is not a "Asian" thing. Growing up in Atlantic Canada Dulse has been a thing in Atlantic Canada for a long time. It use to be looked down upon as food that the poor eat. Funny how times are changing lol.
Steven Wolf
I love the Japanese people. Chinese not so cool.
I've tried seaweed. Didn't like it.
Ninja Kitty
Dibina Shakya
I love seaweed
ja da
22:42 Umbrella...
moreno franco
The word "weed" doesn't pique your appetite? There's a marijuana joke in there somewhere.
TokesNation Propaganda Ministry
Why was the sand wet? because the sea weed
Nizarah Dragon
What brand tastes better
Jim Ellison
Yaddahay smarmalite
What? A fuel economy not based on the use of fossil fuels? Oh the horrors! Just think of all those filthy rich CEOs in the petroleum industry who will have to diversify their investment portfolios if that happens! Just see how much I care...
Launa Banauna
Did I see eggs in that "strictly vegetarian" Buddhist meal?
Unlike the fraud being perpetrated on us, Carbon dioxide is good for plant life. It is essential. It is needed. Greenhouse growers pump in Carbon dioxide to stimulate growth as has been done here. What will it take??