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  • Short Summary

    A procession of carnival floats in Japan.

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    Karastu, Japan.

    Title: "The Circus Comes to Town. Weird and wonderful creations in picturesque annual 'Animal Fair'."

    High angled shot of a parade of people in traditional Japanese costumes and huge floats in the shape of dragons. M/S of the parade as it goes down a street. M/S of a gang of men in kimonos drag along a float in the shape of an ornate ship. M/S of a dragon float, traditionally dressed men and boys run around it waving flags. L/S of two fish shaped floats being dragged across a field by gangs of flag waving men. M/S of a large model of a gold fish with flapping fins. Panning shot of a row of floats parked on a field, crowds of men people wander past admiring them.

    Note: slight damage on nitrate neg. visible at start of item.

    Note: Researcher indicates that this is the Karatsu Kunchi (festival), which takes place from November 2nd to 4th every year.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:11:00 / 01:20:24:00
    G 1359

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