• Short Summary

    Dress Rehearsal of the opening ceremony of 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games was held this afternoon attended by 15,000 people covering the soldiers of the National Self-defense Forces, by scouts, school girls and some people who work for olympics but unable to attend October 10th actual opening ceremony.

  • Description


    Roll 1. Fuji Rapid Processing film ASA 100. F. 5. 6 weather was cloudy.


    1.
    M.S. Telephoto . Various national flags were hoisted in the outside of the national stadium.


    2.
    M.S. Telephoto . Various national flags were hoisted in the outside of the national stadium.


    3.
    M.S. spectators mostly self-defense forces soldiers and policemen off duty.


    4.
    M.L.S. Electric neon signboard and the national flags of various countries. 98 different flags were hoisted in the stadium.


    5.
    M.L.S. A boy hoisting a placard showing the name of participating country is coming and number of girls follow represent number of participants one girl is less than 100 and the big country represent more than 400 are represented by four girls.


    6.
    M.S. placard of "Argentina".


    7.
    M.S. Australia. 8. M.S. Belgium.


    9.
    M.S. Congo (Brazaville)


    10.
    M.S. Denmark. 11. France. 12. Germany.


    13.
    Italy.


    14.
    Ivory Coast (for Ocora),


    15.
    Kenya.


    16.
    Pakistan (for new subscriber)


    17.
    Swiss.


    18.
    Sweden.


    19.
    Spain.


    20.
    Various shots of spectators are watching.


    21.
    They clap hands etc.



    Roll 2. Fuji film ASA 100. shot F.5.6 to F.4. It was getting dark.


    1.
    M.L.S. A platoon of marine time self defense forces carriers the Olympic flag.


    2.
    M.S. ditto.


    3.
    They hoist the Olympic Flag.


    4.
    Electric neon stand "Altius"


    5.
    M.L.S. Children musical band is coming. 6. They stop and play the music.


    7.
    Olympic Fanfare was played by trumpet by the musical band of the self defense forces.


    8.
    Mr. Sakai, the Olympic torch last source runner is coming.


    9.
    Pan shot of him.


    10.
    M.L.S. He is coming up the ladder to the torch stand.


    11.
    Pan shot of him.


    12.
    Mr. Sakai, the Olympic fire on the torch stand.


    13.
    M.S. Olympic torch stand.




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    Background: Dress Rehearsal of the opening ceremony of 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games was held this afternoon attended by 15,000 people covering the soldiers of the National Self-defense Forces, by scouts, school girls and some people who work for olympics but unable to attend October 10th actual opening ceremony.

    The opening ceremony was held just in due course and order and the entry of each country's placard followed by Japanese girl who represent their respective team. Considering Visnews subscribers in Europe and Africa, we covered the following placards to be syndicated to respective countries. EX-London purpose, Argentine, Australia (both London Singapore), Belgium, Congo (Brazaville), Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Ivory Coast (African), Netherlands, Pakistan, Spain, Swiss and Sweden. (for Singapore) Hongkong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. After the entry of the each team, Olympic flag was brought to the center by Marine of the Self defense forces and was hoisted and them the Olympic Fanfare was played by the musical band of the self-defense forces. Mr. Yokshinori Sakai, 19 years college student who was elected as the last torch runner from outside of the stadium to the torch stand in the stadium is coming hoisting the torch and run up to the stand and bit the Olympic fire. Thousands of pigeons were released to fly over the stadium. The complete dress rehearsal of the opening ceremony will be continued once more before the actual October 10th opening day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAX30S5M9GSXPHY3HPL675LQWE
    Media URN:
    VLVAX30S5M9GSXPHY3HPL675LQWE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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