• Short Summary

    THE ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE IN TOKYO IS THE BIGGEST TEMPLE IN EASTERN JAPAN. EARLY THIS?

  • Description

    1.
    MS ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE (TILT DOWN) CROWD OUTSIDE
    7.02

    2.
    MCU CROWD WAITING FOR BEANS TO BE THROWN FROM BALCONY
    9.06

    3.
    CU HANDFUL OF BEANS GATHERED FROM BOX AND THROWN DOWN TO CROWD BELOW
    14.04

    4.
    MS MORE THROWING OF BEANS (PAN) CROWD
    27.02

    5.
    MS CROWD
    28.08

    6.
    MS MONK THROWS MORE BEANS
    32.00

    7.
    MLS CROWD (TWO SHOTS)
    37.06

    8.
    MS MONK EMPTIES BOX
    42.04

    9.
    MS MONK THROWS GOOD-LUCK NOTES TO CROWD (TWO SHOTS)
    57.06

    10.
    MS TEMPLE
    59.02

    11.
    MLS PEOPLE PRAYING IN TEMPLE
    1.02

    12.
    MS BURNING JOSS-STICKS ON ALTAR (PAN WOMEN PRAYING)
    1.06

    13.
    MS PEOPLE DISPERSING AT END OF FESTIVAL (2 SHOTS)
    1.13



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ASAKUSA KANNON TEMPLE IN TOKYO IS THE BIGGEST TEMPLE IN EASTERN JAPAN. EARLY THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY) IT WAS THE SCENE OF A BEAN-THROWING FESTIVAL MARKING THE END OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR.

    THE FESTIVAL, CALLED SETSUBUN OR CHANGE OF SEASON, ATTRACTED THOUSANDS OF JAPANESE TO THE TEMPLE. THEY GATHERED ON THE GROUNDS TO COLLECT BEANS SHOWERED ON THEM BY BUDDHIST MONKS FROM THE TEMPLE'S BALCONIES. AS THE BEANS WERE COLLECTED, THEY SHOUTED LOUDLY "WELCOME GOOD LUCK."
    ACCORDING TO THE JAPANESE TRADITION, PEOPLE IN POSSESSION OF THESE BEANS WILL NOT ENCOUNTER EVIL SPIRITS, BAD LUCK AND OTHER MISHAPS IN THE NEW YEAR -- YEAR OF THE HORSE. THEY SHOULD IN TURN GIVE SOME OF THE BEANS TO THE LESS TO RELIEVE THEM OF THEIR MISERIES.

    THE FESTIVAL WAS CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT JAPAN ... THRONGS OF PEOPLE PACKED TEMPLES TO OFFER THANKSGIVING PRAYERS TO THE ALMIGHTY FOR FAVOURS ANSWERED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA225LKD88EXYLLRRJ58NM4V6U6
    Media URN:
    VLVA225LKD88EXYLLRRJ58NM4V6U6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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