• Short Summary

    Wearing only shorts and bathing suits, an association of Japanese spartans gave an annual teeth-chattering display of mid-winter ice-water bathing at Ichikawa, Japan, Jan 12.

  • Description

    ICHIKAWA, JAPAN 11 Jan 1960 (REUTERS)
    SV.PAN..Enthusiasts ladle water from tanks and pour over themselves
    07
    CV. Father ladles water over small daughter
    12
    MV As shot one
    22
    CV. Small girl participants look on
    24
    MV. Men revel in water from hose
    32
    CV. Fully dressed spectators
    34
    MV.PAN..Young girl leads enthusiasts in swinging exercise
    43
    CV. Girl does arm swinging exercise
    50
    SV.PAN..Posterior to feet of shivering non-participant
    55
    SV. Old man ladles water over himself
    01
    MV. Old man seats himself in tank of cold water
    07
    CV. Splashes water over himself
    Initials TDH/S/CW/WS/ES

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Wearing only shorts and bathing suits, an association of Japanese spartans gave an annual teeth-chattering display of mid-winter ice-water bathing at Ichikawa, Japan, Jan 12.

    Claiming that they never catch cold, or suffer from rheumatism, thirty-six men and seven woman and girls assembled in a school yard to demonstrate their hardiness by jumping into tube filled with water, and seemingly enjoying being sprayed with hoses.

    Despite protestations of enjoyment it was obvious that the heavy overcoated spectators were more comfortable than the goose-pimpled spartans.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA919OPHIVRXS22KOM67PVIXAD8
    Media URN:
    VLVA919OPHIVRXS22KOM67PVIXAD8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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