Forty-five national beauty queens were carried on floats through the streets of Tokyo on Sunday (1 October).
Forty-five national beauty queens were carried on floats through the streets of Tokyo on Sunday (1 October). They are in the city for the Miss International Beauty Pageant on Friday (6 October).
SYNOPSIS: Forty-five beautiful girls take part in the annual Ginza Parade in Tokyo.
Miss France, Suzanne Angly, waves to the crowds enjoying this preview of the Miss International contest.
The girls - here's Brigitt Burfind from West Germany - are now busy rehearsing for Friday's judging.
Here's Miss Sweden, Eva Andersson.
Miss Switzerland, Weber Anneliese, followed by her opposite number from neighbouring Austria, Brigitte Gorike.
And so the parade of pulchritude went on - past eager spectators, some of whom had waited several hours for good views of this United Nations of beauty.