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Aurora Sugoi - a Love Story

Production year: 2010 | 1*30 | Genres: Lifestyle / Travel
Ken and Hitomi from Tokyo in search of the northern light
Origin country: Norway
Production company: NRK Norsk Rikskringkasting AS
Original title: Aurora Sugoi
Original language: English
Formats: HD

For years, Ken and Hitomi, a young, newly married couple from Tokyo, dreamed of setting the seal on their union in the eerie glow of the Northern Lights and made their way to Spitsbergen in quest of Aurora Sugoi - "the fantastic light".

For years, Ken and Hitomi, a young, newly married couple from Tokyo, dreamed of setting the seal on their union in the eerie glow of the Northern Lights. From childhood they had heard tell of this wondrous natural phenomenon, far away in the Arctic, where shimmering curtains and tongues of flame writhed and flickered in the blackness of the northern night. They had seen this spellbinding spectacle on television and also read about it in books. In Japanese, the Northern Lights are known as 'Aurora Sugoi' - 'the fantastic lights'. To adherents of Japan's principal religion, Shinto, the lights have a special significance. Many Japanese believe that they bring good fortune and enhance the prospects of all who witness them, especially newly weds. When Ken and Hitomi fell in love, they resolved to save enough money to enable them to see this amazing phenomenon for themselves. The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis as they are also known, will never cease to fascinate. For thousands of years they have bewitched and disquieted the peoples of the northern hemisphere. Although we now know the scientific explanation of this awesome spectacle, the lights still retain their mystical aura. Every year, thousands of tourists travel half way round the world to see Nature's spellbinding show for themselves. Ken and Hitomi were two of them. In the winter of 2009 they made their way from the other side of the world to Spitsbergen in quest of Aurora Sugoi. They were all too well aware, though, that their journey might well prove to be in vain. They had only seven short days at their disposal and the Northern Lights are notoriously unpredictable. Their appearance can never be assured.
'Aurora Sugoi' incorporates pictures of the Northern Lights of full HD quality.

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This program is featured in the following article(s):

The Beauty of Norwegian Nature (Mar 2011)

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