Takahashi City in Okayama Prefecture is a popular destination for sports climbers. Rock climbing courses were first set up here in the late 1980s, and the area is now known by the name Bichu. TV producer Christian Storms is an avid sports climber. On this edition of Journeys in Japan, he scales one of the rock walls of Bichu, visits an island that has a long history of producing high quality granite, and inspects an existing quarry. Christian meets a traditional craftsman who uses the local slate to carve calligraphy inkstones by hand, and discovers the profound connection that people there have long felt for their rocks.