• Short Summary

    The traditional fire loving people of Tokyo (From ancient times Tokyoites would rush to the scene of a fire even in the middle of the night) gathered in thousands to watch the traditional Firemen's Festival. 3,400 firemen, 2,000 'happi clad' national costumed volunteer firemen and 200 fire fighting appliances participated.

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    The traditional fire loving people of Tokyo (From ancient times Tokyoites would rush to the scene of a fire even in the middle of the night) gathered in thousands to watch the traditional Firemen's Festival. 3,400 firemen, 2,000 'happi clad' national costumed volunteer firemen and 200 fire fighting appliances participated.

    VISNEWS filmed the garden of the Meiji Shrine Jan 6 as the 'happi clad' volunteers performed acrobatic feats on bamboo ladders. This dates back in history when Tokyo firemen were not so concerned with putting the fire out as putting on a show.

    Firemen directed their hoses on a mock fire..volunteer firemen paraded with banners..appliances drove by bedecked like carnival floats ----they still like to put on a show.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8SHQCPSBB62R85DEAB6YHGUFD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8SHQCPSBB62R85DEAB6YHGUFD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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