• Short Summary

    PRINCESS MARGRETHE, OF DENMARK, AT PRESENT VISITING JAPAN ON MONDAY TOURED NARA, THE COUNTRY'S ANCIENT CAPITAL.

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    PRINCESS MARGRETHE, OF DENMARK, AT PRESENT VISITING JAPAN ON MONDAY TOURED NARA, THE COUNTRY'S ANCIENT CAPITAL.THE CITY WAS THE IMPERIAL CAPITAL BETWEEN 710 A.D.AND 784 A.D.

    FILM SHOWS THE PRINCESS ARRIVING AT THE TODAIJI TEMPLE, ENTERING IT, VIEWING ITS STATUES AND LATER LEAVING.FINAL SCENES TAKE IN HER VISIT TO THE NEARBY PARKLANDS.

    NARA, WHICH ESCAPED THE WARTIME BOMBING, HAS RETAINED ITS QUIET AND CLASSIC ATMOSPHERE.PRINCESS MARGRETHE SHOWED PARTICULAR INTEREST IN THE TODAIJI TEMPLE, THE 8TH CENTURY CENTRE OF JAPANESE CULTURE AND STRONGHOLD OF BUDDHISM THE THEN STATE RELIGION.

    INSIDE THE TEMPLE SHE VIEWED THE IMAGE OF GREAT BUDDHA, STATUE WEIGHING 452 TONS WITH A PEDESTAL FEIGHT OF 71 FT.6 IN., AND A FACE LENGTH OF 16 FT.MORE THAN 1,000,000 LB.OF COPPER AND PURE GOLD TO THE WEIGHT OF 976 LB.WERE USED IN ITS DISPLAY.

    AFTER VISITING THE TEMPLE, THE PRINCESS WENT TO NARA'S NATIONAL PARK WHERE DEER GRAZE IN THE PRESENCE OF TOURISTS.

    (PRINCESS MARGRETHE, HEIR TO THE DANISH THRONE, HAS BEEN ON A WEEKLONG UNOFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN.SHE IS NOW ON THE FINAL STAGE OF HER FAR EAST TOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZP5FWFQO5ICF6IAMOBV9XVF5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZP5FWFQO5ICF6IAMOBV9XVF5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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