Sports persons from different countries parade at the opening ceremony of Olympics in Kanto,Japan. Flags of the participant nations being carried in the parade. Dancers from different countries perform their traditional dances as people cheer them on.
Scenes captured by newsreel cameramen in Tokyo during fire after the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake. Population fleeing flames, attempting to save belongings. Wrecked houses along side of street. Policemen and civilians in street.
Rural population of Japan engaged in war production and support of Japan during World War 2. Japanese rural area shows farm families outside native huts. Women cook food, pump water and wash vegetables in creek. Mud and wood huts with straw roofs. Farmers in field. Harvesting in farm. Lumbers piled up outside a building. Civilian men work with lumber. Women prepare handicrafts outside house. Home industries. Interiors show workers at work including men, women, and children working in war effort. Japanese family eats food and elderly Japanese woman smokes a pipe. Japanese people walk through rubble and debris after Great Kanto earthquake of 1923. Shows areas of rubble and workers digging through earthquake rubble, along with United States citizens involved in effort on the ground and through material relief support from America.
Speeches held during May Day demonstrations in Tokyo, Japan. Japanese laborers, agrarians and white collar workers gather and listen to a speaker in the Imperial Park. The speaker on a makeshift stand is Mr. Kenichi Ito, Kanto District Trade Union. People listen to the speaker. A group of girls with red bandanas on their head. A group of people sit on the ground and listen to the speaker. Red Cross Japanese nurses. Another speaker is Mr. Yoshira II, a congressman representing the Socialists party. A Communist congressman speaks to the group of workers.
Scenes of fire works. New York city in America. Views of Manhattan skyline and 5th Avenue in New York City. The Third United States World trade fair at the Coliseum on Columbus Circle in New York city. Flags hang on walls in the building. Stalls from various countries around the world like France,Germany,Norway,Italy,India,Venezuela, Japan,Luxembourg and China. Two men ride up on escalator. Men greeted by a Japanese woman at Japanese stall. Japanese woman adjusts flowers kept in a porcelain vase. Japanese Noritake China crockery and furniture on display along with other Japanese merchandise like vase,bowls,scissors. American women check Japanese leather bags made by Matsutaki Company. Bamboo merchandise on display. Silk clothes made by Kanegafuchi spinning company are also on display. 1964-65.
A rodeo show at the Meiji Shrine stadium in Tokyo, Japan. American Occupation Forces present a rodeo show at the stadium. A band plays on the field in the stadium. For an opening act, Lieutenant Dick Ryan, former Hollywood stuntman, does some fancy stepping and riding on "First Frost" one of Emperor Hirohito's horses. This is followed by traditional "bronc bustin" and steer riding events. One rider is thrown by a horse, and several are thrown by steers.
(Note: The stadium was re-constructed and dedicated as the National Stadium, where the opening ceremony of the 28th Olympic games was held on October 10,1964 and where various track and field games and the closing ceremony were also held.)