• Short Summary

    BUDDHISTS THROUGHOUT JAPAN CELEBRATED THE "BAPTISING CEREMONY OF BUDDHA" WITH SWEET TEA, WITH A COLOURFUL PROCESSION IN TOKYO LAST SUNDAY.

  • Description

    1.
    MLV PROCESSION (5 SHOTS).
    0.39

    2.
    MV CROWD LOOKING ON.
    0.41

    3.
    MLV CHILDREN IN PROCESSION.
    0.46

    4.
    CU MOTHER AND CHILD.
    0.48

    5.
    MV CHILDREN CARRYING PALANQUIN CONTAINING IMAGES OF BUDDHA BY HEAD PRIEST ENTERING TEMPLE.
    1.06

    6.
    LV CROWD OUTSIDE TEMPLE.
    1.12

    7.
    MV BUDDHA'S IMAGE OUTSIDE TEMPLE.
    1.15

    8.
    CU PRIEST BAPTISING IMAGE OF BUDDHA WITH SWEET TEA (2 SHOTS).
    1.25

    9.
    CU PRIEST
    1.30

    10.
    LV CROWD OUTSIDE TEMPLE.
    1.33



    Initials JNT/V/CR/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: BUDDHISTS THROUGHOUT JAPAN CELEBRATED THE "BAPTISING CEREMONY OF BUDDHA" WITH SWEET TEA, WITH A COLOURFUL PROCESSION IN TOKYO LAST SUNDAY. THEY POURED THE TEA OVER BUDDHA'S IMAGE AND THEN LATER DRANK IT.
    MANY THOUSANDS WATCHED THE PROCESSION -- CO-INCIDING WITH THE BEGINNING OF THE CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON. SPECTATORS BRAVED RAIN TO TURN OUT ALONG THE ROUTE.
    IT WAS THE LAST PROCESSION OF ITS KIND -- TEMPLE AUTHORITIES SAID INCREASING TRAFFIC CONGESTION ALONG THE ROUTE MEANT CANCELLATION OF ANY FUTURE PROCESSION MARKING THE OCCASION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZOMZK6LH34BJR1ODCQP03Q62
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZOMZK6LH34BJR1ODCQP03Q62
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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