• Short Summary

    Princess Alexandra arrives in Tokyo and visits the Emperor's palace and duck reserve. Japan.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Japan hails Princess.

    Princess Alexandra arrives in Tokyo, Japan.

    M/S of Union Jack and Japanese flags flying side by side at Tokyo airport. Princess Alexandra descends the steps of the aeroplane and is met by Princess Chichibu, widow of the Emperor's younger brother. Various shots as Princess Alexandra meets dignitaries. L/S of the Emperor's palace. The Princess rides through in a parade and waves from her carriage. People wave Japanese flags. Various shots as she arrives at the palace. C/U of a courtier.

    L/S of imperial duck reserve, M/S as she walks along with Crown Prince Akihito. Princess Chichibu takes photographs of the ducks. Akihito's brother joins them and Princess Alexandra chats to the group. M/S of the reserve. Various shots as they demonstrate how to catch the birds in the nets. The Princess is handed a net and the party, including British Ambassador Sir Oscar Charles Morland, advance. The Princess laughs and chats. Various shots as they walk along and people take photographs. Various shots of the ducks on the ground. M/S of Princess Alexandra.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1211.12
    Media URN:
    70369
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:06:00 / 01:50:10:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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