Osaka bridge, mass calisthenics by girls, a textile factory, department store crowds, subway system; beaches near Kobe in Japan
Japan Date:1939 Duration:5 min 9 sec Sound:Yes
Views of Japanese cities and lifestyle before World War II. Views of a train crossing the Osaka bridge, traffic on road, modern buildings, towers and industries in Osaka. Aerial views, elevated building views, and views from boat moving in water and under bridges busy with traffic including streetcars or trolleys. Mass calisthenics by girls and school children who work in a cotton textile factory. Views of buildings of the textile factory as well as dormitory buildings that house the Japanese workers of the factory. Men and women workers entering factory or housing areas of the manufacturing plant. Women workers at cotton spinning machines and automated loom devices on massive factory production floor. Massive bolts of finished cotton cloth and fabric are completed in production at the factory as men and women workers watch and tend. Department store crowds browse modern goods in department stores of Tokyo and Osaka. Shoppers ride an escalator to upper floors of a modern department store. A woman examines a bolt of cloth presented by a deparment store worker. Shoppers eat in a cafe restaurant. Underground views of subway system bringing shoppers from near and far. Train at subway station. Point of view shot from front of electric train riding on tracks of subway system. Train system from Osaka to Kobe is shown running, and views of boats at sea and beaches in sight of the railroad lines.
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