• Short Summary

    Scenes in Japan - cute children, traditional hairstyles, religious ceremony.

  • Description

    "This week we reach Japan, land of ceremony - and chubby children."

    Various shots of Japanese children in traditional dress. A baby held by its proud mother, children with other children on their backs.

    "Hair styles 400 years old are still popular." Various shots of the traditional "Geisha" style hairstyle being created.

    "Processions and religious ceremonies reflect the life of Japan" - L/S of a procession of men in white costumes. Birds are released, a bell is rung, man on stage makes a speech, hats are lifted in appreciation - no explanation is given as to what this event is.

    Note: title suggests that The Empress of Britain was the ship on which this trip was undertaken - we don't see the ship.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1608.12
    Media URN:
    51579
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1933
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:06:00 / 01:25:34:00
    Canister:
    PSP 787

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