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