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  • Short Summary

    Japanese farmers carry out ceremonial to ensure good harvest of rice. Namaguchi, Japan.

  • Description

    Item title reads - To propitiate the Gods. To give bountiful harvest of Japan's staple food, farmers open rice planting season with elaborate "revue-like" ceremonial. Namaguchi, Japan.

    L/S of the Japanese farmers stood together, some carry elaborate banners with long streamers attached. Oxen walk in a circle, they are also ornately decorated! M/S of people in traditional Japanese costumes performing a dance and waving pom-poms. Various shots as they dance in lines with ribbons, pom-poms and sticks.

    Note: the film appears to be stained down the middle partially obscuring the picture.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    826.34
    Media URN:
    19004
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1929
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:58:00 / 01:52:58:00
    Canister:
    G 1671

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