Wood is made into charcoal in Japan.
Charcoal making by traditional methods in Japan.
M/S of two men chopping down small trees on a hillside. Closer shot of one of the men chopping at the base of the a tree with an axe. Two trees fall at once. The men saw the trees into smaller sections. "The workman of Japan relies on one thing to finish a job - muscle!" The men carry the logs on their backs, they use a stick to help them walk - the loads look heavy. C/U of a man loading the logs into an outdoor furnace. Various shots of him poking the furnace and loading in the logs.
"Smouldering, kindling wood is made into charcoal by dousing it with water." The smouldering wood is pulled from the furnace with a special tool. The workmen carry the charcoal to market in a straw barrel. We see the men loading up their barrels with the charcoal. Man walks down the hillside with large straw barrel strapped to his back.
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 651.