• Short Summary

    Footage of a Japanese Jujitsu class in Paris.

  • Description

    Paris, France.

    Various shots of a Jujitsu class in Paris, set up under the patronage of Japanese Ambassador His Excellency Sugimara (sp?) - he may be seen here, but not recognised by this cataloguer. Several men and women wearing Jujitsu gear sit on the floor and watch Japanese Professor Kawashi demonstrating several throws. The professor then bows to his opponent.

    For search purposes - Judo.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    953.52
    Media URN:
    16280
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:41:00 / 01:47:10:00
    Canister:
    38/12

Comments (1)

  1. lgatling says

    Hello.

    Thanks for posting. This is a judo class / demonstration.

    The large, older gentleman in the white gi is Japan's Ambassador to Paris, Mr. Yotaro SUGIMURA (last name Sugimura). He throws then bows to Mikinosuke Kawaishi.

    Ambassador Sugimura was a very large gent, quite a sportsman in his youth, and an avid judoka and swimmer. He applied to swim the English Channel; denied permissio, he swam the Seine the length of Paris. At the time of the film he was one of the Japanese delegation to the International Olympic Committee.

    Evacuated in 1938, probably months after this film, he died of stomach cancer in Tokyo in 1939.

    Lance Gatling
    Tokyo

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