A procession of carnival floats in 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.