Japanese rural scenes and images of modern Western-influenced buildings and fashions in Tokyo, Japan
Japan Date:1933 Duration:2 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
Film begins with scenic views of mountainous Japan. A water wheel turns at river's edge. A mountain stream flowing. Views of rugged terrain, with ridges and valleys. White clouds above a valley in which a stream runs. The waters gradually increase as the stream joins with others to create rivers. View of high tension electric wires and an electric generating station at the side of a large dam. Electric trains seen in silhouette. View from a train passing large buildings and then view from the front as it traverses track along a wide rail complex, passing train stations and large buildings. A view of Tokyo University and its distinctive clock tower. Tokyo street scenes, in Ginza district, with street cars, bicyclists, pedestrians. Some women in latest Western fashions on sidewalks with other women in traditional kimonos. Western imaged dolls in a shop and Japanese women in Western fashions window shopping in shops carrying such fashions. Similar Western fashions for men. An automobile and building features that appear Western in design. People in a Western-style bar having cocktails.
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