The most active volcano in the world, Kilauea, is located in a park on the island of Hawaii that is appropriately named Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In June 2014, Kilauea exploded and a river of lava flowed out of it and eventually reached the village of Pahoa, 20 km away.
A documentary video crew with the travel program “Sekai Isan” (“World Heritage”; TBS, Sun., 6 p.m.) was there to record this amazing phenomenon, having received special permission from the village authority. The crew interviewed residents and filmed the lava flow up close. Though the eruption caused a great deal of trouble, Hawaiians are used to it, and one of the great things about the park is that visitors can observe an active volcano from a safe distance. The program also explains how lava has “revives” the island’s natural environment.