Views of Tainan, Taiwan under Japanese colonial administration. Steam locomotive pulling train, glides into railroad station in Tainan, Taiwan. People on platform near another track, step down and cross it to board from trackside, as others board from proper platform. Next is shown the front of the train station, in old town square. Palm trees grow in grass area. Pedestrians, a few vehicles, and a man pulling a cart are seen. Scene shifts to wide street with multistory buildings having shops on the ground floor. A woman pushes a baby in a carriage. A man pulls a wagon piled high with some kind of commercial product. Scene shifts to the Japanese Tainan shrine. Next a scenic park and lake are seen with a family dressed as Japanese, walking on the lawn. Another park-like scene shows a couple in Japanese attire, with their child, accompanied by two other similarly dressed women. Closeup of Taiwanese pottery items. A stone sculpture of a horse. View of the the Taiwan Confucius Temple aka the Scholarly Temple. Ruins of old Dutch Fort Zeelandia in Anping, Tainan, with ancient gun barrels layed out on porch floor. A tree is growing through the stone floor. Several sampans are seen being skillfully rowed in the water by boatmen in conical straw hats. Closeups of wooden boat sterns decorated with paintings. Children running along the waterfront past docked sampans. Views of memorial stones in the Anping cemetery. Workers skiming salt from evaporation ponds and placing containers of salt on small open rail cars. Closeup of containers that workers use to transport salt. Closups of rock salt. Views from moving railroad train moving across landscape. View from rear of speeding train, showing long straight track behind.
A film shows the historical places in Taiwan, during Japanese colonial administration. Buildings of Taipei. Bank of Taiwan building. Traffic in front of the building. A view of the building. The building of Ministry of Transportation and Commerce. The Legislature building. The Town Hall building. The Health Shrine. A bell hanged on a rope inside the shrine. The Botanical Garden. Variety of plants grown in the garden. A historical building.
Taiwan under Japanese colonial administration. Taiwanese people in market place in Taiwan. Aerial view of the buildings in the city streets. Motorcycles, rickshaws and cars on the street. The commercial district and market place. People and traffic on the street. A view of the street. Buildings on either side of the street. People ride bicycles. A historical building in the center. Traffic on the street. The market place. The people crowd on the street. They shop from the market. A tea factory. The young children shift tea leaves. Formosan laborers pack tea leaves for export. A packed carton. A laborer transfers tea leaves into a box in the background. The packed boxes in the foreground.
A film about the historical places in Taiwan, as seen during Japanese colonial administration. The Ryusan shrine. A view of the sculpture and architecture of the shrine. Wares on display. A fruit shop. A woman cooks. An old man stands at a shop. The items for sale on display. A man selling traditional items. A roof of the shrine with different sculptures on it. The people on a street. They shop from the market place. A close up of the Taiwanese people.
A film shows a Festival parade in Taiwan during period of Japanese colonial rule. People crowd on a street to watch a festival parade. The people stand on either side of the street Men perform Dragon dance. The Taiwanese people watch the dance. The floats and symbolic Gods move during the parade. The colorful floats moving. Taiwanese women dressed in traditional dress in the parade. A float of a symbolic god. People performing dance in the parade. The Taiwanese people watch the parade. A policeman stands in the foreground. People on the streets and decorative floats in the parade.
Opening scene shows a sign, identifying location as Arisan, Formosa. Camera pans over houses of the village amongst trees, in rugged mountainous terrain. Closeup of the Japanese Arisan Shrine, in the Kagi district. A monument located there. Views of building and signs directing visitors. Several wooden buildings with signs. A sign identifying Chamaecyparis formosensis (Formosan Cypress tree). Camera pans to a huge cypress tree encircled with a decorative rope and markers measuring its girth. Several other trees are shown. A couple sits in a shelter at an outlook enjoying the high mountain views. Camera shows various mountain views. A sign identifies Tozan (aka Mount Niitaka) and camera pans this dramatic mountain.