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    Various shots of the ancient Japanese city of Nara.

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    "NARA - This city is intimately associated with the oldest existing dynasty in the world, founded BC 660." High angle shot of a tree lined avenue, possibly in a park. "The pilgrimage to Nara is one that every Japanese desires to make." M/S of crowd of Japanese women in traditional dress walking through Nara. Crowd includes a few men and children but mostly women. "The Big Bell, a colossal mass weighing 48 tons. This monster of melody is nearly twelve hundred years old." Low angle of a Pagoda type building which houses a massive bell. "One loud, long stroke that thrills on the air and dies to a murmur (sic) as of bees; then silence, and then, another boom. All within reach of its sound will pause and listen, for it speaks in a language they understand." C/U of a massive battering ram being swung on a rope to ring the bell.

    Note: probably an American Pathe Review item. Flash frame intertitles.

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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:09:00 / 01:14:10:00
    EP 306

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