Market traders festival in Tokyo where men demonstrate their strength by lifting and balancing great weights.
Full title reads: "Weight and See!"
Market traders hold a festival where they demonstrate their strength and balancing skills. They lift stacks of objects - looks a bit like a circus acrobatic act.
Various shots of Japanese men in short kimonos on outdoor stage. A crowd sits at the back of the stage and watch as, one at a time, men step forward to demonstrate strength. The men lift heavy straw bales and large stacks of crates.
M/S of man lying on stage for the grand finale stunt. Balanced on his stomach are bales of straw, barrels and a canoe! Several other men climb into the canoe, they are passed more bales of straw. C/U of man lying on stage beneath great weight. M/S of men in canoe holding up straw bales.
Note: reminds me of modern Japanese game show, 'Endurance'! AH 2001.