• Short Summary

    ANCIENT FESTIVALS AND FOLK CUSTOMS, ATTRACTIVE IN THEIR OWN RIGHT, BECOME EVEN MORE FASCINATING WHEN PERFORMED AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF A MODERN INDUSTRIAL CITY....

  • Description

    1.
    SLV PALANQUIN CARRIED BY YOUNG MEN.
    0.24

    2.
    SV CHILD AND FATHER LOOK ON.
    0.27

    3.
    CU GIRLS CARRY PALANQUIN (2 SHOTS).
    0.48

    4.
    SCU OTHER GIRLS IN PROCESSION.
    0.54

    5.
    LV ANOTHER PALANQUIN CARRIED
    1.00

    6.
    SV CROWD.
    1.03

    7.
    SV MAN STANDS ON PALANQUIN POLES TILT DOWN CARRIERS.
    1.06

    8.
    LV PALANQUIN IN PROCESSION.
    1.09

    9.
    SV CROWD IN PROCESSION.
    1.11

    10.
    LV PALANQUINS TOWARDS ASAKUSA TEMPLE.
    1.16

    11.
    LV TEMPLE ROOF TILT DOWN CROWD.
    1.23



    Initials JM/V/MGT/PN JM/V/MGT/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ANCIENT FESTIVALS AND FOLK CUSTOMS, ATTRACTIVE IN THEIR OWN RIGHT, BECOME EVEN MORE FASCINATING WHEN PERFORMED AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF A MODERN INDUSTRIAL CITY.... LAST WEEKEND THE ASAKUSA DISTRICT OF TOKYO CELEBRATED THE SUMMER FESTIVAL - 'SANJA MATSURI' - WHEN THREE GIANT PALANQUINS WERE CARRIED THROUGH CROWDED STREETS ON THE SHOULDERS OF YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS.

    IT'S AN ANNUAL SPECTACLE THAT ATTRACTS MORE THAN HALF A MILLION PEOPLE TO THE PROCESSIONAL ROUTE LEADING TO TOKYO'S LARGEST TEMPLE - THE AKASUKA TEMPLE - DEDICATED TO THE GOD OF MERCY.

    THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF COMPETITION AMONG YOUNG BOYS AND GIRLS TO CARRY THE PALANQUINS - COVERED LITTERS FOR ONE PERSON, USED IN RELIGIOUS FESTIVITIES IN INDIA AND THROUGHOUT THE FAR EAST - FOR CUSTOM SAYS THAT NO EVIL WILL COME TO THE BEARERS DURING THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. THE FESTIVAL WAS FIRST CELEBRATED OVER 250 YEARS AGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6SO7O3X9CF4DQRHLYOFMZVFZ4
    Media URN:
    VLVA6SO7O3X9CF4DQRHLYOFMZVFZ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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