Student attend a kendo training class in Methodist mission's Hirosaki Boys' school. Kendo skills on display. Shot approximately in 1934-1935.
Snow covered the castle gate (called “Oite-mon” among local people) of Hirosaki Castle in Hirosaki-City, Aomori-Prefecture (located in the most northern part of Honshu-Island) and woman walks towards the castle gate.
Two horses drawn sled carts respectively in front of the donjon of the castle.
The roof of the donjon, the bridge over the moat and cherry trees covered with snow.
All scenes are at snow time in Aomori, Japan. Film shot in approximately 1934-35.
Both of American and Japanese children ski on snow in the premises of Touou Gizyuku High School near the residence for foreign teachers hired by above High School in Hirosaki-City, Aomori-Prefecture, Nothern Part of Honshu Island, Japan.
Japanese man on a sleigh pulled by horse on the street near Hirosaki Castle.
The donjon of Hirosaki Castle covered with snow. Japanese school teachers and boys enjoy skiing in during winter season. The Peak of Mt. Iwaki covered with snow. Young Japanese boys take turn to ski down from snow covered slope of the roof top of the school building of Touou Gizyuku High School. Goods carried on a sleigh pulled by horse on snow. Film shot in approximately 1934-35.
A look at various sources of energy in Japan prior to World War 2. Japanese coal miners ride railcars down into a mine. View of miner using pneumatic drill to cut away coal at the face. Steam shovel bucket loading bituminous coal into open rail car. Animated map showing locations of Japan's coal mining areas in Kyushu and Hokkaido and small deposits in Honshu. Scene shifts to a river and water power generation site. View of turbines in water-powered electric generating plant. Generator buildings at side of river. Electric power transmission facilities. View from below a dam of a hydroelectric plant in central Honshu. Pipes carrying water down a mountainside. Reservoirs for storing water. Animated map depicting meager oil deposits in Japan and showing some of its oil processing and storage facilities.
Shows methodist mission Hirosaki boys school students exercise. Film shot approximately in 1934-35.
U.S. Navy 3rd Fleet ships fires on coastal targets of Kamaishi, Honshu, Japan during World War II. First and second turret guns of USS South Dakota (BB-57) fire at enemy target. USS Massachusetts (BB-59) and USS Indiana (BB-58) underway, fire broadsides on coast of Kamaishi, Honshu. Smoke columns rise from 16 inch shell hits. BB (battleship) squadron retires from Japanese mainland.