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This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with, explaining its contents and related science and technology.

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This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with, explaining its contents and related science and technology.

https://sciencechannel.jst.go.jp/

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    THE MAKING(English Version) (263)The Making of a Hina Doll

    THE MAKING(English Version) (263)The Making of a Hina Doll

    Running Time: 14minutes
    Publication Year(JFY): 2014 (Japanese edition has been published in 2008)

    This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with, explaining its contents and related science and technology. In this episode we introduce the “hina” doll. The head master craftsman and hair master craftsman together make the head, and the dresser dresses the doll with a Nishijin weaved costume.

    • 14 min
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    THE MAKING(English Version) (264) The Making of Candles

    THE MAKING(English Version) (264) The Making of Candles

    Running Time: 14minutes
    Publication Year(JFY): 2013 (Japanese edition has been published in 2008)

    “The Making” series. This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with, explaining its contents and related science and technology. In this episode we introduce candles. We cover two types of candles, Japanese candles, resistant to wind and producing little soot, and western candles, that can easily be made into different shapes. Japanese candles are made by applying wax found in the nuts of a Japanese wax tree, by hand. Western candles are made by melting paraffin, which comes from petroleum, and shaped in molds.

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    THE MAKING(English Version) (269) The Making of Matcha and Bamboo Tea Whisks

    THE MAKING(English Version) (269) The Making of Matcha and Bamboo Tea Whisks

    Running Time: 14minutes
    Publication Year(JFY): 2013 (Japanese edition has been published in 2008)

    This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with, explaining its contents and related science and technology. In this episode we introduce bamboo tea whisks and matcha.
    To make matcha, tea leaves are grinded with stone mills. The tool used to stir matcha with hot water in a tea ceremony is called a bamboo tea whisk. The material used, a pliable type of bamboo, is split into very thin pieces. The ends are finally checked by hand for thinness.

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    THE MAKING(English Version) (271) The Making of Gold Leaf

    THE MAKING(English Version) (271) The Making of Gold Leaf

    Running Time: 14minutes
    Publication Year(JFY): 2013 (Japanese edition has been published in 2008)

    This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with, explaining its contents and related science and technology. In this episode we introduce gold leaf. In order to make the gold leaf easy to stretch, silver and copper is mixed with gold by melting it at 1,300 degrees Celsius. After the gold alloy is thinned by running it through rollers, it is placed between sheets of special Japanese washi paper, and then pounded and thinned out until it’s thinned to a width of one ten-thousandth of a millimeter.

    • 14 min
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    THE MAKING(English Version) (289) The Making of Chocolate

    THE MAKING(English Version) (289) The Making of Chocolate

    Running Time: 14minutes
    Publication Year(JFY): 2013 (Japanese edition has been published in 2009)

    This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with.
    In this episode we introduce chocolate. Chocolate is made from the cocoa bean grown in South America and Africa. Grinding beans that have been roasted for about one hour creates a gooey chocolate paste. Add ingredients like sugar, pour it into molds, cool it and solidify it, and now you have the chocolate that we’re all accustomed to.

    • 14 min
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    THE MAKING(English Version) (310)The Making of an Ice Cream Puff

    THE MAKING(English Version) (310)The Making of an Ice Cream Puff

    Running Time: 14minutes
    Publication Year(JFY): 2014 (Japanese edition has been published in 2014)

    This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with.
    This edition of the series of programs explaining the technology used to produce items that are familiar in our daily life features 'An Ice Cream Puff'. To produce an ice cream puff, the ice cream 'Mix' is first made and then added to baked puff shells, which are frozen instantly. How is the hollow formed inside the puff shells, and how is the mix added to the puff shells? The program presents the answers to questions like these.

    • 14 min

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