• Short Summary

    A new palace, standing in spacious grounds at Akasaka, Tokyo, has now been completed for Japan's popular young Crown Prince Akihito and his family - the Crown Princess Michiko and baby Prince Hiro, born last February.

  • Description

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    GV Palace.
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    2.
    GV PAN Side.
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    3.
    GV PAN..rear with ornamental pond.
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    4.
    GV Rear.
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    5.
    MV Group of women gardeners.
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    GV INT..entrance hall.
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    7.
    GV Reception room.
    0.28

    8.
    SV Decorative screen.
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    9.
    CV Ditto.
    0.35

    10.
    GV Banqueting hall.
    0.39

    11.
    GV Reception room.
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    12.
    SV PAN..from light fittings to mural of mountain.
    0.48

    13.
    SV Small reception room.
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    14.
    GV Palace.
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    Background: A new palace, standing in spacious grounds at Akasaka, Tokyo, has now been completed for Japan's popular young Crown Prince Akihito and his family - the Crown Princess Michiko and baby Prince Hiro, born last February.

    The Royal marriage a year ago marked a big break with tradition - the Crown Prince's bride was a commoner, and fittingly their Palace also includes many modern-style fittings, while following traditional Japanese styles of Architecture. It is divided into three sections - one of them the living quarters - and all are air-conditioned.

    In the grounds there is a tennis court, a reminder that Prince Akihito met his commoner bride when they were playing tennis. At the Prince's request there is also a Palace laboratory and an enclosure for birds and animals.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACUHEVC9Y70QSIR4NP2IHM2VTV
    Media URN:
    VLVACUHEVC9Y70QSIR4NP2IHM2VTV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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