• Short Summary

    NEARLY HALF A MILLION PEOPLE SAW THE STAR FESTIVAL IN HIRATSUKA TOWN, JAPAN, JULY 8.?

  • Description

    NEARLY HALF A MILLION PEOPLE SAW THE STAR FESTIVAL IN HIRATSUKA TOWN, JAPAN, JULY 8. EACH YEAR THE FESTIVAL ATTRACTS PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND SYMBOLIZES THE "MARRIAGE" OF STAR VEGA AS THE BRIDGE TO STAR ALTAIR AS THE GROOM. THEY ARE BELIEVED NEAREST EACH OTHER IN THE MILKY WAY ONCE A YEAR AND THE FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS ARE PECULIAR TO HIRATSUKA.
    DECORATIONS INCLUDE LANTERNS LIKE CASTLES, AND MOVING DOLLS, SOME OF THEM LIFE-SIZE, TO REPRESENT VEGA AND ALTAIR STARS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6G5KRQC2EORF9VKFRXOFV70SI
    Media URN:
    VLVA6G5KRQC2EORF9VKFRXOFV70SI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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