• Short Summary

    FALSE TEETH ARE TO BE FITTED TO A 29-YEAR-OLD MULE IN TOKYO. A MOULD WAS?

  • Description

    FALSE TEETH ARE TO BE FITTED TO A 29-YEAR-OLD MULE IN TOKYO. A MOULD WAS TAKEN ON SATURDAY. ICHIMONJI, THE MULE, HAS FOR A LONG TIME BEEN A FAVOURITE WITH CHILDREN AT TOKYO'S UENO ZOO. BUT HIS YEARS WERE BEGINNING TO TELL.

    ONE BY ONE HIS TEETH BEGAN FALLING OUT UNTIL ONLY TWO REMAINED. UNABLE TO EAT HIS REGULAR FODDER, ICHIMONJI HAD TO BE SATISFIED WITH A WATERY GRUEL. A DENTIST LEARNED OF HIS PLIGHT AND VOLUNTEERED TO MAKE A COMPLETE SET OF DENTURES.

    ON SATURDAY HE WENT ALONG TO THE ZOO TO TAKE A MOULD. ICHIMONJI WAS SUSPICIOUS AT FIRST AND HAD TO BE KEPT IN CHECK BY ATTENDANTS. BUT THE DENTIST GOT WHAT HE WANTED AND NEXT MONTH ICHIMONJI SHOULD BE SPORTING A NEW SET OF DENTURES.

    ICHIMONJI IS A WAR VETERAN. HE WAS DRAFTED INTO THE DEFUNCT IMPERIAL ARMY IN CHINA 25 YEARS AGO. AFTER JAPAN'S DEFEAT, HE MANAGED TO GET REPATRIATED HOME WITH HIS UNIT. OUT OF WORK, HE WAS SENT TO UENO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMYWX9YHU29RCX54ELVC366P6
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMYWX9YHU29RCX54ELVC366P6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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