• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    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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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZOMZK6LH34BJR1ODCQP03Q62
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZOMZK6LH34BJR1ODCQP03Q62
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding 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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