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    More than U.S. $250,000. worth ornamental decorations deck the shopping street in Hiratsuka City, about?

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    L.S. Main street of the Hiratsuka City which was decorated by colourful streamers and other ornamental decorations deck the shopping centre.


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    M.S. The main street covered by colourful ornamental decoration.


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    M.S. Decoration.


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    C.S. Oriental style of paper lanterns which is huge one and some Chinese style decoration, a miniature of pagoda.


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    M.S. decoration.


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    M.S. different decoration.


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    C.S. Castle, bamboo fan and other decorations.


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    .S. whole streets of the town are decorated by these ornamental decorations.


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    M.S. Japanese navy musical band marches the main street.


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    C.S. the conductor.


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    M.S. The band marches on.


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    M.S. musical band marches on.


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    C.S. A trumpet player.


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    different shots of the musical band.


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    M.S. local peasant watches colourful decoration.


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    M.S. Shopping centre is busy as thousands of tourists buy the goods.


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    M.S. A woman tourist watches the decoration.


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    C.S. an old woman.


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    M.S. a tourist accompanied by children.


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    C.S. kid with mother.


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    M.S. spectator.


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    C.S. an old woman.


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    C.S. kid.


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    C.S. a woman.


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    M.S. spectators.


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    Foreign tourists.


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    C.S. Amateur cameramen.


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    C.S. an old woman.


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    EC.S. an oldman.


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    C.S. A kid with paper decoration.


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    A small kid.


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    General scene.


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    M.S. Foreign tourist buys an octabus balloon.


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    Tourists buy the goods in shopping centre.


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    M.S. Foreign tourists buys a big balloon.




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    Background: More than U.S. $250,000. worth ornamental decorations deck the shopping street in Hiratsuka City, about 40 miles south-west of Tokyo, to mark the five day Tanabata Matsuri or Festival of the Weaver there. This is a festival in which children and young women find much enjoyment. Fairylike in its fantasy is sites legend: That on the eve of July 7, or weaver Princess Star, is supposed to meet Hardboy star, on the bank of the River of Heaven or milky way, for their annual tryst. Veda isa the princess star, Altair, the Hardboy star-the star known as Lila Aguila, The legend back of this meeting is that celestial princess, daughter of the celestial king, a most skilful weaver and the embodiment of industry, while engaged in weaving cloth for the king's garments fell in love with a handsome lad, a cowherder, and as a reward for her diligent industry the king allowed them to marry. But so much in love were they that the princess gradually neglected her weaving and the herder allowed his cows to stray, which so exasperated the king that he finally separated the couple forcing them to remain on opposite sides of the Milky Way, and permitting them to approach each other only once a year. The annual festival is a big tourist attraction in Hiratsuka. The Japanese Navy Musical Band paraded the main streets of the city and thousands of Japanese local villagers, peasants, country folks are coming to Hiratsuka city to see colourful streamers and other ornamental decorations. Some of them cost more than $8,000. alone and more than half million people are expected to visit this city during thin festival though this year the weather was so bad last one week, however, 700,000 people visited Hiratsuka city including many foreign tourists. This is one of Japan's five traditional festivals and in many ???.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GT8Z7GPR17S26XPUOBD4JLV2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GT8Z7GPR17S26XPUOBD4JLV2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
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