• Short Summary

    THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 10,000 COFFEE IN TOKYO, AND THIS EXCLUDES SUCH ESTABLISHMENTS AS RESTAURANTS AND BARS.

  • Description


    GINZA STREET; INTERIORS OF VARIOUS COFFEE SHOPS; CUSTOMERS BEING ADMITTED TO SLEEPING QUARTERS; WAITRESS IN LOW-CUT DRESSES.




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    Background: THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 10,000 COFFEE IN TOKYO, AND THIS EXCLUDES SUCH ESTABLISHMENTS AS RESTAURANTS AND BARS. NOT SURPRISINGLY, THE SHOPS OUTDO EACH OTHER IN OFFERING NOVEL ATTRACTIONS TO BRING IN THE CUSTOMERS.

    SOME OF THE COFFEE HOUSES SPECIALISE IN A PURELY JAPANESE ATMOSPHERE, OTHERS GARD THEIR WAITRESSES IN OCCIDENTAL WEDDING DRESSES. SOME FEATURE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MUSIC, OTHERS JAZZ, OTHER CLASSICAL WESTERN MUSIC BY COMPOSERS SUCH AS MOZART.

    THE SHOPS OPEN AT 8 A.M. AND STAY OPEN UNTIL II IN THE EVENING THEIR CHARGES RANGE FROM 50 YEN (ABOUT ONE SHILLING) TO 500 YEN (ABOUT 10 SHILLINGS) FOR A CUP OF COFFEE, DEPENDING ON WHAT IS BEING OFFERED.

    THE JAPANESE ARE VERY FOND OF COFFEE, WHICH THEY DO NOT PRODUCE THEMSELVES. MUCH OF THE COFFEE IS IMPORTED FROM BRAZIL, INDONESIA, HAWAII AND ELSEWHERE.

    INCIDENTALLY, ONE OF THE SERVICES OFFERED BY COFFEE SHOPS IN TOKYO'S GINZA AREA, CENTRE OF THE CITY'S NIGHT LIFE, IS THAT ONE THE DAYTIME BED. PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CATCH A FEW HOUR'S SLEEP DURING THE DAY ARE ABLE TO DO SO IN CERATIN GINZA COFFEE SHOPS. IF THEY WANT TO BE WAKENED AT A CERATIN TIME, ONE OF THE SHOPS'S WAITRESSES WILL DO IT. BUT THE SLEEPERS CANNOT STAY OVERNIGHT, AS THE SHOPS ARE NOT REGISTERED AS HOTELS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA380MBJI8258P1K5H58COAS43I
    Media URN:
    VLVA380MBJI8258P1K5H58COAS43I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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