• Short Summary

    Shinto religious rites were used to bless the first Lockheed L-1011 Tristar jet delivered to All Nippon Airways at a ceremony in California's Mojave Desert in December.

  • Description

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    CU Lockheed representative signing document
    0.06

    2.
    SV Representative handing document to Japanese across table
    0.13

    3.
    CU Japanese representative signs agreement
    0.22

    4.
    SV Both men stand and shake hands across table
    0.30

    5.
    SV Japanese in ceremonial costume waves tasselled wand across Tristar engine and wing in hangar
    1.02

    6.
    SV Pan Audience
    1.07

    7.
    SV Japanese girl in ceremonial costume dances (to music)
    1.17

    8.
    SV Japanese man with spring in hand bows before little altar near aircraft
    1.23

    9.
    SV Audience
    1.26

    10.
    SV American representative does the same
    1.30

    11.
    SV Mr. Okasa paints left eye of religious statue
    1.47

    12.
    SV Okasa and Kochin together as Kochin completes painting
    1.52

    13.
    GV Tristar takes off
    2.00



    Initials SC/1859 SC/2130



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Shinto religious rites were used to bless the first Lockheed L-1011 Tristar jet delivered to All Nippon Airways at a ceremony in California's Mojave Desert in December.

    All Nippon Airways, the seventh largest air carrier in the world, have ordered 21 Tristars. The jet, which was developed at Lockheed's base in Palmdale, California, is claimed by the company to be the quietest of the wide-bodied airliners. It's believed to be 30 to 60 per cent quieter than older jets.

    A.N.A. will introduce the Tristars to passenger service early in 1974. Their version will carry 306 passengers, although the L-1011 can carry a maximum of 400 passengers.

    At the delivery ceremony, the Reverend Taiichi Tsuyuki, head minister of the Konko church in Los Angeles, conducted traditional Japanese rites. He asked Kami (God) to bless the journey of the Tristar jet to Japan and to bring continuing prosperity to A.N.A. and Lockheed, and peace and happiness to all mankind. The final ritual was of the drinking of holy sake by executives of the two companies.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8GPF4V7Q50YEDVYZBB1Q6RDU8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GPF4V7Q50YEDVYZBB1Q6RDU8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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