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  • Short Summary

    Old fashioned techniques used in the production of Japanese wooden clogs.

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    "Miss Japan's clogs are made from Kiri-wood, well-seasoned." M/S of large piles of wood. Two Japanese men walk through the piles of wood towards the camera. Closer shot of one of the piles. Man sits on the ground and examines a piece of wood. C/U of him pointing out the cutting marks in the wood.

    "The sawyer's workshop is the open air - and feet form a vice - " Man sitting on the ground holds the wood with his feet and saws through it - no need for a Black and Decker workmate here! Watch your toes! (The man has bare feet). "This fellow's been at it for thirty years, and never lost a toe!" C/U of him sawing crossways through the wood.

    "Chisels and planes complete the saw's job - " C/Us of parts of the wood being chopped out and planed. "Brace and bit have taken their place in a process 5,000 years old." A small hand drill is used on the clogs. "Leather binders, now." A small wooden mallet is used, leather straps are thread through the holes in the wood. "And Miss Japan's walking-out shoes are in order - " Young child walks away from the camera in her wooden flip-flops.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 563.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:01:00 / 01:45:51:00
    EP 233

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