Big Bird in Japan

Big Bird in Japan is a 1989 television special by the Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop), that aired on PBS January 16, 1989. It is the sequel to Big Bird in China which was also based on the popular television series Sesame Street. It talks about where Big Bird and Barkley visit some Japanese guests, count to 3 in Japanese and teach Japanese words. This television special was filmed in Kyoto and Tokyo in 1988. The program was also produced with the help of NHK.


Separated from their guided tour group while in Japan, Big Bird and Barkley find help from a friendly young woman who is planning to leave Japan at the same time they will be, and from the same town, Kyoto. She offers to take the pair to Kyoto as she says good-bye to family and friends along the way.