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    Women workers pick tea leaves at the Emperors plantation in Japan.

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    Kobati Ugi in Japan.

    "Even as you and I, His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of Japan, drinks tea. But very particular tea, grown on very particular tea plants..." High angle of large number of women working on a tea plantation. "The imperial pickers, each garbed in the distinctive costume worn by all tea workers, call it a day..." Panning C/U of the women who wear patterned kimonos and white hats. The women leave the plantation carrying their baskets. They tip the leaves they have picked into a box. "Not even an Emperor can drink up all the tea produced by the imperial plants. So there's a big market for what's left. Sorting it out -" Panning shot of the warehouse where large number of women kneel at low tables sorting the leaves. "But sorting over the Emperor's tea - These imperial sorters have a table - the floor would never do, and think of the social standing." High angle shot of four women sorting the leaves at great speed. "The high-speed express distributes the Imperial Tea throughout the Empire." Two rickety carts laden down with packets of tea are pushed towards the camera.

    Note: Was a Pathe Review item - American. Possibly from issue 132. See also "In the Emperor's Tea Garden - Japan" EP210 which is the British version of this story.

    Safety neg exists. Print has pink tint throughout.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:47:00 / 01:07:51:00
    EP 306

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