• Short Summary

    To remind all good children that their teeth should be brushed regularly - and to boost toothpaste sales - fifty thousand Tokyo, Japan, children were filmed by VISNEWS June 4 watching a mass demonstration by seven thousand other children - all vigorously scrubbing to the music of six military bands.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. PAN. Crowded arena.
    0.06

    2.
    SCU. Poster of children brushing teeth.
    0.07

    3.
    STV. Childrens band.
    0.11

    4.
    SV. Children carrying placards.
    0.13

    5.
    SCU. Band.
    0.16

    6.
    LV. Crowd.
    0.19

    7.
    A.V. PAN. Helicopter drops message from Mayor of Tokyo.
    0.23

    8.
    SV. Children in crowd.
    0.25

    9.
    SV. Military band play, in background the drill master cleans his teeth to music with a large brush.
    0.27

    10.
    SCU. Drillmaster.
    0.30

    11.
    STV. Children mime drillmaster.
    0.34

    12.
    SCU. Children.
    0.36

    13.
    CU. Other children.
    0.39

    14.
    CU. Girl.
    0.42

    15.
    REAR V. Drillmaster conducts children.
    0.46

    16.
    SV. Children in audience.
    0.48

    17.
    STV. Samurai warrior on horseback chop balloons from stick.
    0.52

    18.
    STV. Warriors in procession.
    0.58

    19.
    SCU. Warrior on horseback.
    1.02

    20.
    SV. Children in crowd.
    1.03

    21.
    SV. Warrior on horseback.
    1.06

    22.
    SV. Samurai warrior procession.
    1.08



    Initials TDH/MR/CW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: To remind all good children that their teeth should be brushed regularly - and to boost toothpaste sales - fifty thousand Tokyo, Japan, children were filmed by VISNEWS June 4 watching a mass demonstration by seven thousand other children - all vigorously scrubbing to the music of six military bands.

    Each of the seven thousand 'demonstrators' - from Tokyo kindergartens and primary schools - scrubbed their teeth up and down in a ten stroke rhythmic exercise, at the command of staccato barks from Riichi Egi, physical exercise instructor on Tokyo radio.

    After the 'Youth Tooth' rally the children were entertained by a parade of Samurai Warriors. Traditional Japanese warrior caste, now extinct.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5KODI6VT31LU875SOZMRGQ516
    Media URN:
    VLVA5KODI6VT31LU875SOZMRGQ516
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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