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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Weight and See!"

    Tokyo, Japan.

    Market traders hold a festival where they demonstrate their strength and balancing skills. They lift stacks of objects - looks a bit like a circus acrobatic act.

    Various shots of Japanese men in short kimonos on outdoor stage. A crowd sits at the back of the stage and watch as, one at a time, men step forward to demonstrate strength. The men lift heavy straw bales and large stacks of crates.

    M/S of man lying on stage for the grand finale stunt. Balanced on his stomach are bales of straw, barrels and a canoe! Several other men climb into the canoe, they are passed more bales of straw. C/U of man lying on stage beneath great weight. M/S of men in canoe holding up straw bales.

    Note: reminds me of modern Japanese game show, 'Endurance'! AH 2001.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1937
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    39881
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1150.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:36:00 / 01:18:38:00
    Canister:
    PT 368
    Sort Number:
    PT 368
  • Appears in...

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    strongmanjap Japan, 1900-1945 Empire of Japan
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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