• Short Summary

    THE WORLD'S FIRST FLOATING FAIR, THE JAPANESE EXHIBITION SHIP "SAKURA MARU", IS NEARLY READY TO SAIL FROM THE KOBE SHIPYARDS WHERE SHE WAS BUILT.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. THE "SAKURA MARU".
    0.04

    2.
    SV. SHIP'S NAME.
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    3.
    GV. SIDE OF SHIP WITH 'JAPANESE INDUSTRY' SIGN.
    0.09

    4.
    MV. PAINTER AT WORK.
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    5.
    MV. SIGN "WHEEL HOUSE" TILT TO GV OF WHEELHOUSE.
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    6.
    GTV PAN..RECEPTION HALL.
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    7.
    GTV PAN..CONTINUATION OF ABOVE.
    0.30

    8.
    MV. SIGN "ESCALATOR".
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    9.
    GV. ESCALATOR.
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    10.
    LV. MEN PREPARING EXHIBITS.
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    11.
    GV. ANOTHER ANGLE ABOVE.
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    12.
    MV. MAN PUTS UP DISPLAY.
    0.43

    13.
    MV. MAN PLACES SHIRT ON DISPLAY STAND.
    0.48

    14.
    CU. DITTO.
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    15.
    SV. MOTORCYCLES.
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    16.
    CU PAN..TRANSISTOR RADIOS.
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    17.
    CU. FILM PROJECTOR ON DISPLAY.
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    18.
    CU ZOOM BACK.. ELECTRIC FAN.
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    19.
    GV. MACHINERY UNIT.
    1.10

    20.
    MV. ANOTHER ANGLE ABOVE.
    1.13

    21.
    CU. GASOLINE ENGINE DATE CARD - TRACK BACK TO G.V. OF ENGINE.
    1.19

    22.
    GV. CARS ON DISPLAY.
    1.22

    23.
    MV. INTERIOR OF CAR.
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    24.
    GV PAN..CARS AND TRUCKS.
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    25.
    LV. "SAKURA MARU".
    1.31



    Initials KJ/S/JF/GH KJ/S/JF/PB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE WORLD'S FIRST FLOATING FAIR, THE JAPANESE EXHIBITION SHIP "SAKURA MARU", IS NEARLY READY TO SAIL FROM THE KOBE SHIPYARDS WHERE SHE WAS BUILT. HUNDREDS OF WORKMEN ARE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO HER INTERIOR DECORATIONS.

    MEASURING MORE THAN 500 FEET FROM BOW TO STERN, THE 12,200 - TON VESSEL ACCOMMODATES 152 PASSENGERS AND 430 EXHIBITION STANDS. IT WILL BE USED BY THE JAPANESE INDUSTRIAL FLOATING FAIR ASSOCIATION, A GOVERNMENT SPONSORED AGENCY, TO PROMOTE THE EXPORT OF JAPANESE GOODS.

    TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM SPACE FOR TRADE EXHIBITS, THE "SAKURA MARU" HAS BEEN DESIGNED WITH HER ENGINE ROOM AND STACK AT THE STERN. THIS LEAVES THE MIDSHIPS SECTION FREE FOR A LARGE EXHIBITION HALL, A LOUNGE, CONFERENCE ROOM, OFFICES AND A RECEPTION HALL COMPLETE WITH STAGE AND FILM PROJECTION FACILITIES. THE RECEPTION HALL HAS SEATS FOR 500 PEOPLE AND A JAPANESE GARDEN AND TEA HOUSE BUILT ON TO IT.

    FOR THE TIME BEING, THE FLOATING FAIR IS SCHEDULED TO CALL AT AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND PORTS. LATER, THE "SAKURA MARU" WILL MAKE HER WAY AROUND THE GLOBE ON HER SALES TOURS, DISPLAYING JAPAN'S PRODUCTS TO POTENTIAL BUYERS EVERYWHERE. WITH HER MODERN FACILITIES AND THE WIDE RANGE OF HER EXHIBITS, THE "SAKURA MARU" IS A FAR CRY FROM THE SQUARE-RIGGERS THAT USED TO SAIL FROM ENGLAND AND AMERICA TO DISPLAY MERCHANDISE ON THEIR WOODEN DECKS TO PEOPLE IN FOREIGN PARTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8HFLI8RWEE95ZTI2NOKKEUS6T
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HFLI8RWEE95ZTI2NOKKEUS6T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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