This gorgeous silent film from Palmer Pictures shows views of Japan and the Japanese people. It dates to the late 1940s or early 1950s. The film starts with a shot of Mt. Fuji and then shows what appears to be views of Tokyo. At :35 a USA military jeep drives on a street, a sure sign that this film dates to the era when the U.S. Army occupied Japan. At 1:13 a busy street is seen crammed with pedestrians. At 1:43 kimono-clad women are shown examining silk goods, while at 1:52 a tori leads the way to a shrine, Tokyo’s great Buddha. At 4:19 the Mount Koya-san Funicular Railway is shown. At 7:00 a parade of men in traditional dress are shown, along with wonderful ancient gardens. At 8:46 traditional arts are shown including pottery making, and calligraphy. At 9:55 banners rise in the wind on a beach. At 11:07 Nagoya Castle is shown.
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