• Short Summary

    AN EXHIBITION HELD IN TOKYO ILLUSTRATES EARLY LIFE IN JAPAN AND THE ATTEMPTS OF JAPANESE SCIENTISTS AND ARCHEOLOGISTS TO TRACE THE ORIGIN OF THEIR RACE.

  • Description

    1.
    L.S. PEOPLE AT EXHIBITION
    3 ft

    2.
    M.S.PAN..PHOTO OF OLD CHINESE RUINS WHERE BONES OF PEKING MAN - ONE OF EARLIEST KNOWN HUMANS - WERE FOUND.
    8 1/2 ft

    3.
    M.L.S. AUSTRALOPITEKS - A TYPE OF ORANG-UTAN WHICH LIVED HALF A MILLION YEARS AGO AND MAY HAVE BEEN A CREATURE FROM WHICH HUMANITY DERIVED.
    11 ft

    4.
    C.U. AUSTRALOPITEKS
    13 ft

    5.
    C.U. DITTO
    14 1/2 ft

    6.
    C.U. RECONSTRUCTION OF EARLY JAPANESE WOMAN (2 SHOTS).
    18 ft

    7.
    M.S. OX SKULL FOUND IN NORTHERN JAPAN
    20 ft

    8.
    M.S. RECONSTRUCTION OF STRAY HUT IN WHICH JAPANESE LIVED SEVERAL THOUSAND YEARS GO. IN WINTER, THEY ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE LIVED IN CAVES.
    24 1/2 ft

    9.
    C.U.INT..RECONSTRUCTION OF HUT
    26 1/2 ft

    10.
    C.U. EARTHERN VESSELS FROM STONE AGE JAPAN (5 SHOTS).
    41 ft

    11.
    C.U. EARTHERN CHARMS FOR KEEPING DEVIL AWAY
    44 1/2 ft

    12.
    C.U. BRASS CHARMS FOR SMAE PURPOSE
    48 1/2 ft

    13.
    C.U. WOODEN CLOGS, POSSIBLY OF SOUTH SEAS ORIGIN.
    50 1/2 ft

    14.
    C.U. STONE AXES AND OTHER IMPLEMENTS (2 SHOTS)
    53 ft

    15.
    C.U. OLD STONE SUNDIAL FROM NORTHERN JAPAN
    55 ft

    16.
    CU REMAINS OF CANOE BELIEVED TO BE 2,000 YEARS OLD
    60 ft



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    Background: AN EXHIBITION HELD IN TOKYO ILLUSTRATES EARLY LIFE IN JAPAN AND THE ATTEMPTS OF JAPANESE SCIENTISTS AND ARCHEOLOGISTS TO TRACE THE ORIGIN OF THEIR RACE. THE EXHIBITION WAS SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM, THE MEIJI UNIVERSITY AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS.

    ONE OF THE PROBLEMS FACING JAPANESE HISTORIAN IS THAT JAPAN HAD NO WRITTEN LANGUAGE UNTIL ABOUT THE 8TH CENTURY, AD. EARLY CHINESE WRITINGS FROM ABOUT 2,000 YEARS AGO DESCRIBE THE JAPANESE AS AN AGRICULTURAL PEOPLE WITH A DISTINCTIVE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE.

    GOING BACK FURTHER, ITS BELIEVED THAT THE JAPANESE HAVE INHABITED THE MAIN JAPANESE ISLAND FOR AT LEASE 10,000 YEARS. BUT WHERE THEY CAME FROM ORIGINALLY IS STILL PUZZLING THE EXPERTS WHO ARE EXPLORING THE LIKELIHOOD OF EITHER SOUTH SEAS OR MONGOLIAN EXTRACTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9YHWSQO3U7ANLU4YQIGFQ6569
    Media URN:
    VLVA9YHWSQO3U7ANLU4YQIGFQ6569
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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