1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Opening ceremony and Tokyo GV's
Close up huge Olympic flag being raised at opening ceremony. Pigeons released into the stadium, and shot of Olympic flags flying with pigeons flying in the foreground. Slightly shaky aerial, from helicopter, of Tokyo National Olympic Stadium with opening ceremony. Scoreboard with message, and wide pan of stadium interior. Wide angle of stadium, and teams lined up in centre. Close up trumpeters playing with 'Tokyo '64' logos on their trumpet banners. Nice mid shot Japan's Yoshinori Sakai, who was born in Hiroshima the day that it was destroyed by a nuclear bomb, jogging into stadium with the Olympic torch. Sakai running with torch, then running up steps, and past camera, to Olympic flame. Sakai holding torch aloft, then zoom in as he lights the flame. Tight close up Olympic flame burning. Japan's Emperor Hirohito (or Emperor Showa) addressing stadium. Close up Japanese gymnast Takashi Ono taking the Olympic Oath behind podium with hand in air. Ono taking oath with teams and flags in background. Nice close up of scoreboard showing Olympic rings graphic and reading 'Tokyo 1964'. Wide pan of Tokyo National Stadium, full of spectators but with no athletes or competitors in sight. Pan along top of stadium showing flags of the world flying. Close ups Japanese spectators looking on.