• Short Summary

    PRINCE YOSHI, WHO IS THIRD IN LINE TO THE ANCIENT IMPERIAL THRONE OF JAPAN, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) MARRIED HANAKO TSUGARU, THE 24-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF A FORMER COUNT, IN A SOLEMN SHINTO CEREMONY AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV BRIDE AND GROOM IN TRADITIONAL DRESS.
    0.04

    2.
    CU GROOM.
    0.07

    3.
    CU BRIDE.
    0.11

    4.
    SCU TILT UP COUPLE IN TRADITIONAL DRESS (2 SHOTS).
    0.21

    5.
    LV GUESTS ARRIVE AT TEMPLE.
    0.24

    6.
    SV PAN CROWN PRINCE AND WIFE.
    0.33

    7.
    SV PRIME MINISTER IKEDA ARRIVES.
    0.37

    8.
    GV PAN GUESTS.
    0.45

    9.
    GV TEMPLE.
    0.48

    10.
    GV PAN GROOM WITH ENTOURAGE WALKS TO TEMPLE.
    0.56

    11.
    LV BRIDE WALKS TOWARDS TEMPLE.
    0.59

    12.
    GV PAN DITTO.
    1.04

    13.
    LV TEMPLE.
    1.08

    14.
    LV PRINCESS AND CROWN PRINCE
    1.10

    15.
    GV PRINCESS AND CROWN PRINCE.
    1.15

    16.
    GV TEMPLE.
    1.16

    17.
    GV & SV PRIME MINISTER IKEDA.
    1.22

    18.
    GV PAN GROOM LEAVES TEMPLE AFTER CEREMONY
    1.29

    19.
    SV BRIDE BOWS THEN LEAVES TEMPLE.
    1.39

    20.
    LV OTHER ROYALS LEAVING.
    1.43

    21.
    CU & GV BRIDAL CAR OUTSIDE ROYAL PALACE (2 SHOTS)
    1.46

    22.
    LV BRIDE AND GROOM WALK OUT OF RESIDENCE.
    1.51

    23.
    SCU TILT UP ROYAL COUPLE.
    1.59

    24.
    SV PRESSMEN.
    2.00

    25.
    GV ROYAL COUPLE WALK BACK INTO RESIDENCE.
    2.08



    Initials DE/V/MGT/OS DE/V/MGT/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PRINCE YOSHI, WHO IS THIRD IN LINE TO THE ANCIENT IMPERIAL THRONE OF JAPAN, YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) MARRIED HANAKO TSUGARU, THE 24-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF A FORMER COUNT, IN A SOLEMN SHINTO CEREMONY AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE.

    THE 28-YEAR-OLD PRINCE AND HIS BRIDE BECAME MAN AND WIFE WHEN THEY DRANK FROM CEREMONIAL CUPS OF SAKE (JAPANESE RICE WINE) IN A SACRED ANCIENT RITUAL.

    IN THE HUSH OF AN INNER SANCTUARY OF THE PALACE - ATTENDED ONLY BY PRIESTS, AND UNSEEN BY THE GUESTS - THE PRINCE READ FROM AN ANCIENT PARCHMENT TO ANNOUNCE HIS MARRIAGE TO HIS ANCESTORS. HE ALSO WORE AN OATH OF FEALTY TO THEM.

    AMONG 170 GUEST WAS CROWN PRINCE AKIHITO, HEIR TO THE JAPANESE IMPERIAL THRONE, AND HIS WIFE, PRINCESS MICHIKO - WHO WERE MARRIED AT THE SAME SHRINE FIVE YEARS AGO.

    IN KEEPING A CENTURIES-OLD CUSTOM, EMPEROR HIROHITO AND EMPRESS NAGAKO DID NOT ATTEND - BUT THEY WERE KEPT INFORMED BY SPECIAL IMPERIAL COURIERS DURING THE 12-MINUTE CEREMONY.

    MISS TSUGARA WORE SUMPTUOUS COURT ROBES WHICH DATE BACK TO THE HEIAN DYNASTY (FOUNDED ABOUT TWELVE HUNDRED YEARS AGO). HER DRESS WAS A TWELVE-LAYER TRADITIONAL COURT COSTUME.

    (PRINCE YOSHI - LIKE HIS FATHER - IS A SCIENTIST. HE IS STUDYING BIOCHEMISTRY AT TOKYO UNIVERSITY. HE RESUMES HIS STUDIES AT THE END OF OCTOBER.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA87FRWCB08Q49V9E5KX16SHU8C
    Media URN:
    VLVA87FRWCB08Q49V9E5KX16SHU8C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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