• Short Summary

    Despite new traffic regulations, the familiar Japanese scenes of the "Soba" (noodle) delivery boy on his bicycle will not vanish from Tokyo streets.

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    TOKYO, JAPAN 10 Mar 1961 REUTERS

    Tokyo street
    Traffic
    Noodle delivery man carfrying pots of noodles on bicycle
    Delivery man balancing cans of noodles whilst cycling along road
    Noodle delivery man cycling through heavy traffic/ man has cigarette in mouth
    Close of cans and boxes of noodles being carried
    Tradtional houses with lines of washing between buildings
    Delivery man entering building
    Ma n cooking noodles in cooking pot ;/ lots of steam
    Cooked noodles put into basins
    Close of noodles in baskets
    Woman putting kettle on
    More of chef cooking noodles
    Noodles being made
    Family sitting at table eating noodles
    Child eating with chopsticks
    Another family eating noodles
    Geisha dioll
    Restaurant cafe with people/ workers eating noodles
    Exterior of cafe
    Chef putting food into bamboo baskets for delivery
    Pile of baskets and boxes ready for delivery
    Delivery man carrying baskets out of cafe and getting to bicycle for another delivery
    Background: Despite new traffic regulations, the familiar Japanese scenes of the "Soba" (noodle) delivery boy on his bicycle will not vanish from Tokyo streets.

    According to the new law, as under the old law, a cyclist must always place both of his hands on the handle bars and raise one of his hands to make signals at street corner. The final for a violator is increased 10-fold from less than GBP3 under the old law to up to GBP30 under the new law.

    But tradition-and maybe the convenience of the people - outweighted legal technicality. The Metropolitan Police Department's Traffic Section officials said, "To ride on a bicycle with piles of "soba" bowls on your shoulder is dangerous. It must be prohibited from the viewpoint of road traffic safety. But we will not place any stricter curb as they will lose more than half their customers".

    With this police assurance to overlook the illegal traffic practice, "soba" delivery boys will continue to race through the streets of Tokyo.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC1P842FDLVBUXTO4UM8ZV2AU9
    Media URN:
    VLVAC1P842FDLVBUXTO4UM8ZV2AU9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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