A dramatization depicts a Japanese man's visit to a citizens' public hall in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture in Japan. A train on a bridge over a river. A fisherman in a boat in the river. A film team leader looks out of a window of the train. A view of the city on the banks of Lake Biwa. People including children sitting on a pier fish. A board atop the entrance gate of the hall reads 'Otsu Citizens Public Hall'. People enter the hall. Children learn to paint in the hall. A teacher teaches the children to paint. Women decorate flowers in pots at flower arrangement classes. A woman pours tea in a mug. The women bow. A man carries a box and boys put chits for a lucky draw to form boy's baseball team. A man writes on a board.
A dramatization depicts a Japanese man's visit to a citizens' public hall in Fukuoka Prefecture on Kyushu Island in Japan. A train moves past a field in Fukuoka Prefecture. People come out of the building of the citizens' public hall. Experts instruct farmers to raise cows. A man milks a cow. An instructor teaches farmers to milk cows. The farmers work on farm machines.
A dramatization depicts a Japanese man's visit to a citizens' public hall in Sugata, Gifu Prefecture of Japan. A film team leader sitting in a train holds a map. Animation of the map depicts the path taken from Yanaizu to Sugata. Aerial view of the Hida Highway through a valley and the surrounding mountains. A man stands on a hill top and looks down into the valley. People walk on a mountain road. A woman rides a bicycle on the road. The woman stops in front of the citizens' public hall . She exchanges flour for bread. A man makes bread. He takes a bread plate out of an oven. A dentist treats patients. Women in a beauty parlor. They get their hair done in the parlor. Women work on sewing machines. Girls learn to stitch. A woman operates a leg operated sewing machine
A dramatization depicts a Japanese man visiting a farm in Sugata, Gifu Prefecture of Japan. A farmer walks with a cow in a field. Cut trees on a hill. Farmers plant seedlings in a hilly region. The farmers walk past trees on a hill.
A dramatization depicts a Japanese man's visit to a citizens' public hall in Sugata, Gifu Prefecture of Japan. People sit and read at a table in a library room at the citizens' public hall . A woman searches for books on a shelf. A woman keeps a book on a desk and places one yen as a charge to borrow it. The woman walks out of the library. View of the library at night. People gathered for a conference at the second floor of the library. Poets write during the gathering. People gathered in a marriage ceremony. The couple walks towards a desk. A man plays an instrument. The bride drinks from a plate. The couple reads vows to each other. A wedding register kept on a table. The couple signs in the wedding register.
Part of orientation film for United States occupation forces in Japan. Scenes of militaristic Japan in past wars. Japanese soldiers marching, with Imperial Palace in background. Scenes of Japanese troops waging war and committing atrocities in China and other parts of Asia. U.S. and allied forces wounded on stretchers. Japanese war plants manufacturing arms. Japanese Military Officials. Japanese warships and warplanes. Destroyed Japanese aircraft and arms factories. U.S. occupation forces arrive in Japan, civilians watch them. Two American soldiers use a phrase book as they ask directions from a Japanese woman and her daughter. Japanese youth clapping hands and holding a homemade American flag. U.S. military officers accepting Chrysanthemum flowers from girls in traditional Japanese attire. A U.S. soldier reads a comic book to a Japanese boy. Other American GIs talk with a Japanese soldier. U.S. soldiers with Japanese children at The Great Buddha of Kamakura at the Kotoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. American soldier riding a bucking bronco in a Western Rodeo put on by U.S. forces. U.S. soldier and Japanese police sentries standing side by side.