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  • Short Summary

    Various views of the people of Japan coping with the results of an earthquake.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.

    Title reads: "Tokyo, Japan. Royalty brings solace to earthquake victims - the Empress of Japan visits injured at the (T/C Obscures) Hospital."

    Empress of Japan seen walking among tents, a makeshift hospital for victims of an earthquake. She talks to nurses.

    Intertitle reads: "Although most of Tokyo's schools were destroyed, classes are held where possible."

    Children in traditional Japanese dress sit amongst the rubble of their damaged school doing lessons. One of the children has bandaged hands.

    Intertitle reads: "Outdoor kindergardens are also run partly for the benefit of women rendered destitute by the earthquake."

    Young children play a game involving walking round in a ring. CU two young Japanese children.

    Intertitle reads: "Other ladies make a living along tonsorial lines .."

    A woman gives a man a wet shave in a tent - a makeshift barbers.

    N.B. Presumably these scenes follow the massive Tokyo earthquake of September 1923. Confirmation of this would be welcome.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:25:00 / 01:54:08:00
    UN 70 D

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