• Short Summary

    THE EIGHTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF JAPAN'S INTRODUCTION OF COMPULSORY EDUCATION IS CELEBRATED WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF AS MANY AS POSSIBLE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

  • Description

    THE EIGHTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF JAPAN'S INTRODUCTION OF COMPULSORY EDUCATION IS CELEBRATED WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF AS MANY AS POSSIBLE OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

    INSTRUCTION IN MUSIC IN JAPAN IS STILL BACKWARD COMPARED TO WESTERN COUNTRIES AND THE GOVERNMENT AND PARENTS ASSOCIATIONS ARE DOING THEIR UTMOST TO SUPPLY INSTRUMENTS LIKE PIANO, ORGAN, INSTRUMENTS OF PERCUSSION AND WIND INSTRUMENTS TO THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

    INSTRUCTION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN (FROM SEVEN TO 13 YEARS OF AGE) IS NOW DONE ON THE EUROPEAN SYSTEM. THE CHILDREN LEARN "DO LE MI FA SO RA SI DO" FROM THE FIRST YEAR, AND THEN LEARN THE MUSICAL NOTE FROM THE THIRD YEAR GRADE. FROM THE THIRD TO SIXTH YEAR GRADE THEY LEARN MUSICAL GRAMMAR AND BY THE TIME THEY COMPLETE SIXTH GRADE THEY HAVE SOME IDEA OF WESTERN MUSIC.

    VISNEWS CAMERAMAN TAKE YOU TO VARIOUS PARTS OF JAPAN TO SHOW HOW THIS NEW "DRIVE FOR MORE MUSIC" IS WORKING OUT.

    THE FIRST ITEM IS FROM FUKUSHIMA CITY, 100 MILES NORTH OF TOKYO WHERE 1,400
    CHILDREN CAN PLAY INSTRUMENTS AND SING WITH THE CHOIR. NOT ONLY MUSIC, THE
    CHILDREN ARE ALSO TRYING A HAND AT PAINTING, AND JUDGED BY THESE PAINTINGS THEY ARE PUTTING NOT ONLY THE PROPER PAINTS BUT THEIR VERY HEART INTO IT. HERE THEY PLAY IN THE CONCERT "LOVELY MENUET".

    THEN WE GO TO KOKURA CITY, 600 MILES OF TOKYO, WHERE THE PARENTS AND TEACHERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTED 58 ORGANS TO THE PRIMARY SCHOOL.

    IN THE KIRIMEI PRIMARY SCHOOL IN TOKYO, WHERE SPECIAL TALENT EDUCATION WAS GIVEN TO CHILDREN SHOWING APTITUDE TO MUSIC, THEY PLAY THE "HUNGARIAN RAPSODY" WITH VIOLIN.

    THE OKADA PRIMARY SCHOOL IN IWASHITA, 100 MILES EAST OF TOKYO, WHERE CHILDREN ARE ENTHRALLED BY THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW PIANO - HE FIRST IN THE SCHOOL. THEY CROWD AROUND THE PIANO TO SING A CHOIR "THE HILL", THIS IS A JAPANESE PIANO -- JAPAN NOW PRODUCES 100,000 PIANOS A YEAR COVERING 64 KEYS TO GRAND PIANOS.

    AT ANOTHER PRIMARY SCHOOL 100 MILES NORTH OF TOKYO, THE CHOIR GROUP - FAMOUS AS THE BEST CHOIR GROUP OF ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN JAPAN - SING CHOIR OR "THE HILL".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA678P6QRITX6OJBOWC4A8TJHY
    Media URN:
    VLVAA678P6QRITX6OJBOWC4A8TJHY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
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