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    1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Lovely colour film footage of the opening ceremony

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    Mid shots spectators arriving at stadium outside Olympic Stadium in Tokyo for the opening ceremony of the games. Nice shot of man selling Japanese banners and flags. People arriving at stadium, close up of Olympics helper checking tickets, and close up of tickets. Tight close up Tokyo traffic policeman directing traffic with whistle in mouth. Various shots of people outside stadium, including woman in traditional kimono, and refreshment stall. People gathered outside stadium, and close up local man filming with a camera. Women walking up stairs of the stadium, as policemen come down. Nice close ups of Japanese people in the stadium, looking through binoculars, eating food, and wearing contemporary clothes. Brief close up food seller in stadium with tray around her neck, and spectator with decorative umbrella. People arriving at stadium, and high angle of flags, and people milling outside Olympic stadium. High angle pan of people entering the stadium. Wide angle of bank of spectators inside stadium, and nice wide shot of full stadium, with scoreboard. Bank of spectators with rows of flags flying, and scoreboard with flags flying on top. Close up spectators watching on, and flags flying above scoreboard. Very wide shot of Emperor Hirohito (or Showa) taking his seat, and wide of spectators.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:03:36

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