• Short Summary

    SYNOPSIS: In Japan, millions flocked to the streets and temple for an annual ceremony dictating the good luck or otherwise of individuals for the Oriental New Year.

  • Description

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    LS: Temple Approaches


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    MS: People near temple


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    LS of temple


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    Police at temple


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    MS: Priests at temple


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    MS: Altar


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    MLS: Priests in temple


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    C.U. " " "


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    C.U. Child entering temple


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    MS People praying in temple


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    MS Crowd outside


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    MCU priest throwing beans


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    LS Crowd


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    CU Crowd


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    CU Priest throws beans


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    Girls throw beans


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    Old man eats beans


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    CU counting beans


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    CU children catch beans


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    CU kids eat beans


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    LS Crowd




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    Background: SYNOPSIS: In Japan, millions flocked to the streets and temple for an annual ceremony dictating the good luck or otherwise of individuals for the Oriental New Year.

    The occasion was Setsubun, or change of season, more commonly known to foreigners as beanthrowing night and one of the most impressive ceremonials to be seen in Japan.

    On the eve of Setsubun, everyone takes out with them a equivalent tot heir age. From then on it's like a mass lottery. The general idea is to collect from the beans thrown in the streets the number equal to one's age.

    At the temple some of Japan's more important personalities were throwing beans and there was ??? competition by the spectators to collect some of those. The ceremony is closely associated by the Japanese with luck they will enjoy during the coming year and is basically a Buddhist tradition. The Buddha is asked to bless the people with good luck and cast out devils.

    After this children and others count the beans they have collected and finally, eat them.

    Although this ceremony takes place throughout Japan one of the largest and most significant gathering was the Asakusa Senseji temple shown in these pictures, at which held a million people gathered. Five thousand police had to be called in to control this crowd and helicopters used for aerial traffic control.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADN3W030SBTNGIVLALAOV2TORI
    Media URN:
    VLVADN3W030SBTNGIVLALAOV2TORI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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