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    Traditionally, thousands of cheering subjects crossed the Nijubashi Bridge into the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, to wish Emperor Hirohito a happy birthday April 30.

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    Tokyo, Japan 29 April 1960 REUTERS


    Crowds greeting the Emperor Hirohito
    Man holding up child in crowd
    People using cameras/ binoculars
    Imperial guard
    The Empreror waving to crowd, with rest of imperial family
    Close of Emperor Hirohito
    Crowd cheering
    Imperial palace
    Crowds looking at bridge and imperial palace
    Crowds ,leaving
    People in streets . women wearing traditional costume
    Sign (English) stating when gate to grounds of palace is open
    Bridge
    Man carrying child
    Tourists (non Japanese) with cameras leaving

    Initials TDH/S



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    Background: Traditionally, thousands of cheering subjects crossed the Nijubashi Bridge into the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, to wish Emperor Hirohito a happy birthday April 30. He was 59-years old.

    On all previous birthdays, the Emperor appeared on the balcony with the Empress Nagako, but this year he was accompanied by other members of the Japanese Imperial family including Crown Prince Akihito, his wife, Crown Princess Michiko, and Prince Yoshi.

    The Imperial family appeared three times in the morning and four times in the afternoon. From a specially constructed platform they received the ovation of approximately 100,000 well-wishers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y85M8ZM64W8706CFCKACYLXA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y85M8ZM64W8706CFCKACYLXA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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