• Short Summary

    ON SATURDAY WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT LUEBKE AND HIS WIFE VISITED KAMAKURA ABOUT 40 MILES FROM TOKYO.

  • Description

    ON SATURDAY WEST GERMAN PRESIDENT LUEBKE AND HIS WIFE VISITED KAMAKURA ABOUT 40 MILES FROM TOKYO.

    KAMAKURA WAS THE CAPITAL OF JAPAN FROM 1192 TO 1333; DURING THAT PERIOD IT FLOURISHED AND HAD A POPULATION WHICH REACHED 700,000.DR.LUEBKE AND HIS WIFE WERE WELCOMED BY THE PRIEST OF THE KAMAKURA TEMPLE WHERE THEY SAW THE FAMOUS KAMAKURA BUDDHA IMAGE OF BRONZE.KNOWN AS DAIBUTSU IT STANDS MORE THAN 42 FEET HIGH AND WAS CAST IN 1252.THIS GREAT BRONZE IMAGE OF BUDDHA IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS REMAINING IN JAPAN.

    THE PRIEST EXPLAINED THAT KAMAKURA CITY DECLINED AFTER FEUDAL WARS RESULTED IN THE SHIFTING ELSEWHERE OF POWER.LATER THE CITY DID BECOME CAPITAL FOR A TIME OF EASTERN JAPAN.AFTER A FURTHER PERIOD OF DECLINE THE CITY BECAME A GREAT TOURIST CENTRE.

    THE FACE OF THE GREAT BUDDHA IMAGE IS 7 FOOT 8 INCHES HIGH AND THERE ARE 656 CURLS ON THE HEAD -- EACH NINE INCHES IN DIAMETER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5RDTK29233U4I7KB17AYAA4VR
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RDTK29233U4I7KB17AYAA4VR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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