Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako preside over Japan's 2600th birthday celebrations.
Part of Dublin issue.
Title: "Jap Birthday Celebrations".
Imperial Japan celebrates her 2600th birthday.
L/S of large crowd. Various shots of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako standing very formally on dais where they are presented with a scroll. Various C/Us of people in crowd, they are standing rigidly to attention in straight rows watching the ceremony. They are the men and women who were the specially invited audience to watch the ceremony which is in honour of the Japanese anniversary, includes some army officers. L/S of crowd looking at pagoda shaped stage.
Various shots of dancers performing ritual dance in traditional costume on platform between audience and the Emperor. L/S of Emperor and Empress on stage. L/S of crowd raising their arms to salute Royalty, they then all bow.
Various night shots of torch light procession along crowded floodlit streets. M/S of large burning torch. Various shots of carnival floats moving along crowd lined streets at night. Jubilant crowds cheer, there are lots of Japanese flags.