• Short Summary

    A party of 365 members of the Japanese "Makoyah" sect is visiting Israel to demonstrate their sympathy with the Israeli people on the 25th anniversary of the State.

  • Description

    A party of 365 members of the Japanese "Makoyah" sect is visiting Israel to demonstrate their sympathy with the Israeli people on the 25th anniversary of the State.

    The "Makoyah" sect has about 60,000 members, who believe that the Japanese people are one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel. They almost all speak Hebrew, adhere to the Jewish religion and maintain their own prayer houses and schools. One of the highlights of their visit to Israel was a pilgrimage to the Wailing Wall. After a ceremonial procession, including Hebrew songs, they rushed to the wall and prayed.

    SYNOPSIS: A party of Japanese pilgrims marched through Jerusalem on Friday singing Hebrew songs. There were more than 300 of them, members of a Japanese sect called the Makoyah. The sect has 60,000 members, who believe that the Japanese are one of the ten lost tribes of Israel.

    The pilgrims marched to the Wailing Wall, and at a signal rushed to the wall to pray. It was the climax of their visit to Israel, which they are making to demonstrate their sympathy with Israel on the 25th anniversary of the founding of the State. They followed the Jewish tradition that men and women should pray separately to avoid distraction.

    The Japanese observe Jewish religious law, speak Hebrew and maintain their own prayer houses and schools.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD3JQD8H4MABGK41OJUFMUSSTS
    Media URN:
    VLVAD3JQD8H4MABGK41OJUFMUSSTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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