• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S PRINCESS MARGARET, ACCOMPANIED BY HER HUSBAND, LORD SNOWDON, YESTERDAY (26 SEPTEMBER) FORMALLY OPENED TOKYO'S 'BRITISH WEEK', A PERIOD THAT HAS BEEN ORGANISED TO SHOW BRITAIN'S TRADITIONS AND HISTORY, MODERN INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY, ART, CULTURE, MUSIC, SPORT, AND FASHION.

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S PRINCESS MARGARET, ACCOMPANIED BY HER HUSBAND, LORD SNOWDON, YESTERDAY (26 SEPTEMBER) FORMALLY OPENED TOKYO'S 'BRITISH WEEK', A PERIOD THAT HAS BEEN ORGANISED TO SHOW BRITAIN'S TRADITIONS AND HISTORY, MODERN INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY, ART, CULTURE, MUSIC, SPORT, AND FASHION.

    DISPLAY WINDOWS OF ALL THE 13 DEPARTMENT STORES IN TOKYO ARE CRAMMED WITH BRITISH FLAGS AND BRITISH PRODUCTS, RANGING FROM SCOTCH WHISKY TO ROLLS-ROYCE CARS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ALL TOKYO'S DEPARTMENT STORES HAVE JOINED IN THE SALES COMPETITION OF PRODUCTS OF ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY.

    EXHIBITIONS ARE BEING HELD ON WINSTON CHURCHILL, SHAKESPEARE, THE ELIZABETHAN AGE, BRITISH POTTERY, LONDON, PAINTINGS BY ENGLISH CHILDREN, AND MODERN ENGLAND.

    OPERATED BY DRIVERS FROM LONDON AND JAPANESE CONDUCTRESSES WEARING THE SAME UNIFORM AS THOSE IN THE BRITISH CAPITAL, EIGHT RED LONDON DOUBLE-DECKER BUSSES ARE GIVING FREE RIDES ON FOUR DIFFERENT CIRCULAR ROUTES AROUND TOKYO.

    HIGHLIGHT OF THE 'WEEK' WILL BE A PRESTIGE EXHIBITION AT THE NIPPON BUDOKAN, WHICH WILL FEATURE SECTIONS ON 'INVENTIVE BRITAIN' AN 'ANGLO-JAPANESE RELATIONS'. AN AUTHENTIC REPLICA OF A BRITISH PUBLIC HOUSE HAS BEEN BUILT IN THE BUDOKAN, AND VISITORS THERE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF TASTING DRAUGHT BRITISH BEER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN JAPAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6YRPUQ6Z9ZZ6TP3XUI3OZSNC7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YRPUQ6Z9ZZ6TP3XUI3OZSNC7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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