Obstacle Course
Adventures in daily life. And what you understand when you mostly don’t understand.
I made these episodes for 23:55, a nightly program on NHK-E, before the pandemic.

Supervised by
Masahiko Sato / 佐藤雅彦 
Masaya Ishikawa / 石川将也

Narrated by
Mikako Ichikawa / 市川実日子

When these videos ran on Japanese national television, they began with an announcer explaining that recently more and more foreigners were living in Japan, and struggling daily

with things that Japanese people take for granted. And finding joy too. That time, 2019, was a period of excitement for the upcoming Olympics, and eyes were looking out, towards the world.

Link to other episodes   coming soon
The Making of Obstacle Course