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.)
United States competitors outrun Tokyo in the Tokyo Olympics. The spectators seated in the stadium. The royal family members of Tokyo seated. The 100 meter butterfly event in swimming in progress. Sharon Stouder wins the Gold Medal in the event. A woman stands and cheers. The U.S. flag raised in the first and second places. The Platform Diving event in progress. Lesley Bush of U.S. wins the Gold Medal and Ingrid Kramer of Germany in the second place. A large crowd in the gallery to witness the track events. The 100 meter track event. Bob Hayes of U.S. finishes with an Olympic record and wins the Gold Medal. A man looks through binoculars. Other men seated beside him. An official presents Hayes with the Gold Medal. The U.S. flag raised to the first position, Cuban flag in the second position and Canada flag in the third position. The final100 meter dash event of women starts. Wyomia Tyus of U.S. who set an Olympic record in the semifinals wins the Gold Medal and Edith McGuire runs second.
Volcanic eruption and creation of island of Japan. Glimpse of map of Japan. Gardens and rivers. Two men demonstrate samurai sword techniques. Japanese soldiers advance through smoke carrying rising sun flag. Chinese suffering under Japanese military occupation. Two executed with rifles. Japanese soldiers waving weapons and red ball flags. A DC-3 aircraft flying over a Japanese Pagoda. Vies of Old Japan. Farmers at work. One manually turning a water pump with his feet. A man using a pole to propel a boat. Modern methods adopted in Japan for terraced farming. Japanese building railroads. Japanese modern locomotive on South Manchurian Railway. in 1934. A Japanese twin engine bomber taking off. The Japanese ocean liner, Asama Maru, in the 1930s. Glimpse of numerous ships in Tokyo harbor. Western style architecture in modern Tokyo buildings. Neon lights on the Grand Palace Hotel and other establishments in Tokyo. Industrial smoke stacks. Women at work in a silk factory. Finished product stamped "Made in Japan."Steel ingots being made in a Japanese steel mill using scrap iron imported from the U.S.A. Chinese victims of 2nd Sino-Japanese War. Japanese troops on parade. Fallen American Marines on shore of Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific in World War 2. Japanese high ranking officers reviewing troops on parade. Japanese warships underway. Troops parading beneath the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. American B-25 bombers on flight deck of the USS Hornet, headed to bomb Tokyo.A crew of Doolittle's Raiders standing by their plane. B-25 taking off from the Hornet. Formation of B-25s in flight. View from bomber of smoke rising from bombing of Tokyo below. Brigadier General Jimmie Doolittle pledging to repeat bombing of Tokyo. Supply train entering a Boeing Company defense plant. Workers being scrutinized as they enter the facility and punching in at a time clock. Poster in the plant picturing a B-29 bomber on a message in German describing it as an instrument for a "Destruction Battle against the Luftwaffe." Bold letters, above, in English read: "They're Promised-Let's Deliver 'em!" And, below, the words: "B-29, Super Bombers." Slabs of aluminum sheets fill a factory room. Overhead traveling cranes move them. Workers use heat and brakes to shape the aluminum sheets. Multiple views of the aluminum being machined and stamped to specifications. Wings being fabricated. Relatively unskilled labor using jigs to perform the work. Woman operating an overhead crane moving a wing in the plant. Views of plane parts moving across the ceiling via cranes. Women driving rivets into wings. Men and women employees working inside fuel fuel compartments of wings. A floor full of engine nacelles. A floor full of 2200 HP radial engines. A skeleton nose section being fabricated. Midsections and bomb bays being assembled. Workers crawling through the airframe during assembly. A woman working on a connecting tunnel. Sub-assemblies made by contractors arriving at the plant. More views of Boeing employees including young, old, men, and women, at work in the plant.
City view of Tokyo. Large crowd gathers as 18th modern Olympic Games opening ceremony goes on in Tokyo, Japan. United States players hold their national flag. Russian players come after the American players. Japanese players hold their flag. Emperor Hirohito declares the games open. Olympic flag hoisted. Yoshinori Sakai lights the Olympic torch. Pigeons fly in sky.
A view of the Tokyo Tower. Olympic Swimming and Gymnastic Stadiums. The National Athletic Stadium. Immense steel frame building under construction in the Akasaka area.
A view of the Tokyo Tower. Traffic on the Ginza at the corner of Harumi Dori Ave. Pedestrians on the street. Bridge across a moat at entrance to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Neon signs in the Ginza area including one for NEC Electronics and another for Mitsubishi Electric.