Australian newsreel item about modern city of Tokyo.
Unissued / unused material.
Australian newsreel item.
Title reads: "Tokyo Today - from Geoffrey Thompson, Cinesound's Special Representative in Japan".
Aerial view of Tokyo. Various shots of modern buildings, panning to street scenes. M/S building damaged by bombing, only the shell left standing. Various shots of carpenters working on the reconstruction of buildings. Various shots of Japanese men wielding pickaxes, building a tram track. Various shots of modern blocks of flats. C/U sign: "Military personnel ride military cars only". M/S train moving out of the main station, there is a compartment for military personnel only. M/S Tokyo citizens outside the station. C/U tram passing the camera. M/S passengers alighting from a tram. C/U women carrying babies on their backs. M/S man pulling a heavily-laden cart through the streets. M/S taxi-cycle, Tokyo's only form of hired car. C/U another heavily-laden cart is pushed past camera. C/U man pulling a rickshaw. C/U bullock pulling an open cart. M/S a three wheeled motorcycle pulling cart full of firewood. M/S man and woman on a bicycle. M/S cyclist with a child on his crossbar. M/S modern one-decker bus.
M/S little girl carrying a baby on her back, she joins a group of small children. Various shots Japanese children. Various shots street sweet seller, giving a group of children a lantern slide show. C/U children sucking lollipops. M/S boys playing baseball. M/S girls wearing kimonos playing a traditional game, "hanetsky" (like shuttlecock). M/S children skipping with rope. M/S boy playing with diabolo. C/U man balancing a baby on his hand. C/U woman carrying baby on her back, she smiles showing row of gold teeth. M/S roving street photographer at work. C/U signpost in English. M/S crowds in a market. M/S small boy at stall, looking for comics. C/U fish on a stall. C/U clockwork toys. Various shots smart shop window showing furs. Various shots up to date cameras in a shop and being held in a hand. Various shots street scenes. C/U signs in Japanese outside a cinema, with sketches of Laurel and Hardy beside them. C/U another cinema sign. C/U feet and legs of Japanese women walking in street. M/S an Australian soldier buying a pair of stockings. Street scene showing Europeans and Japanese walking side by side.
C/U sign outside War Ministry: "International Military Tribunal". L/S troops on parade in grounds of War Ministry. L/S War Ministry - exterior view. C/U Sir William Webb, head of the tribunal. M/S prisoners entering the courtroom - General Hideki Tojo in centre. Various other shots of the trial.
Date given on old record is 15/03/1948.