A view around Kyoto Railroad Station in Kyoto, Japan. Rooftops of tightly packed wooden houses. Modern Marubutsu Department Store in Kyoto. The main street opposite Kyoto Railroad Station. A plaza area and a part of the railroad station. Several views of the station and mountains in the background. Pedestrian traffic along a street. A modern five-story brick building opposite the rail-road station. In the foreground pedestrian traffic and people wait for trolley cars. The main entrance of Kyoto Railroad Station with people arriving and departing. A large sign on the station reads 'Kyoto Railroad Station'. People board trolley cars.
Japanese Imperial interests prior to World War II. People gather to celebrate the hollyhock festival of 'Aoi Matsuri' in Kyoto, Japan. People walking with huge flower baskets and a cart decorated with flowers. People walk wearing colorful dresses in the procession. Other people watch the event. Houses along side of street. Trees in the background.
Buddhist temples in Kyoto, Japan. Three Buddhist priests walk towards an altar. Two priests carry a tray to the altar. A sacred Buddhist ceremony inside the temple at Kamo Shrine. Three priests walk along the courtyard of Kamo Shrine and walk out through the red painted gateway of the shrine. The main gateway to Kyoto. The main gate of Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto shows school children going through the entrance. The main altar of Kiyomizu Temple shows Japanese people paying their respects. Story Pagoda in Kiyomizu Temple. Interior of the chapel at Saint Francis Hospital and School. Reverend Father Monfette at the altar performs the Catholic Mass. The Father having just ended the Mass, turns to people and gives the last blessing.
Various places in Kyoto, Japan. A Japanese farmer plows his land. He uses a wooden plow and an ox to pull it. A group of Buddhists monks walk in a ceremonial procession across a bridge over the water at Chion-in Temple grounds in Kyoto. A wheat field and an irrigation well in the background. Streets and houses in Kyoto.
Japanese people pass in front of a camera store, Kyoto, Japan. Pedestrians pass in front of Marutama departmental store. Interior of the store. Pedestrians pass by the store. Entrance archway to amusement zone in Kyoto. Pedestrians and shops on sidewalk. Middle class and low class tea houses in Kyoto. People stand in a ration line waiting for their ration of bread substitute. Fourteen small rolls issued to one family. Rolls made of nuts, vegetables and wheat flour.
General of the Imperial Japanese Army Baron Sadao Araki narrates the film. Japanese flag in the background. A volcano, large smoke from volcano, landscape, a waterfall, a wheat field, the peak of Takachiko Mount, print of the enthronement of Emperor Jimmu, the sacred Imperial rope at the Futamigaura, the Imperial Palace's double bridge, The shrines of Ise, Kashihara, Suta and Meiji. Meoto Iwa (the Married Couple Rocks) in the sea off Futami, Mie, Japan. They are joined by a shimenawa (a heavy rope of rice straw). Kyoto Imperial Palace. Japanese archers in traditional garb, carrying their bows. Emperor Hirohito Coronation procession, Kyoto, Japan, November, 1928.Two 18th Century coaches bearing the imperial crysanthamum seal, head the procession, accompanied by a mounted honor guard. Also in the procession is
The Kashikodokoro (Ark of the Sacred Mirror dedicated to the soul of the Sun Goddess) being carried on shoulders of the "Yase Boys."