Unlike the King's new suit, in the Hans Anderson fable, there's nothing invisible or insubstantial in the Emperor's New Car.
ROLL NO. 1
The Rolls Royce on display in the dealer's showroom.
Mechanic putting finishing touches on the car.
Two mechanics lift the hood of the engine to give it a final check.
Kindergarten kids looking at the Emperor's new car. 3 takes.
The explanation of the Rolls Royce in Japanese.
Sign in Japanese "Do Not Touch."
ROLL NO. 2
The Rolls Royce being put through a test run.
The car coming out of the dealer's showroom.
Spectators watching the Rolls Royce.
The new Rolls Royce travelling in front of the Yasukuni Shrine.
The Rolls Royce nearing an intersection.
Mechanics jotting down information, such as gasoline consumption, engine temperature, etc.
The Rolls Royce starts moving again.
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Background: Unlike the King's new suit, in the Hans Anderson fable, there's nothing invisible or insubstantial in the Emperor's New Car. Indeed, Hirohito's loyal subject are filled with genuine and admiration for the Rolls Royce as it stands in a Tokyo showroom before its delivery to the Japanese Emperor.
The new Rolls will read on the 'old' Daimler and Cadillac which were bought in 1950 and 1953 respectively. The latest limousine will be used chiefly for transporting foreign visitors to the Palace.