Activity of Japanese troops and Emperor Hirohito observes drills and a parade in Japan.
Japan Date:1933 Duration:3 min 21 sec Sound:Yes
A Japanese militaristic propaganda film on the material and spiritual strength of Japan. Narration by General of the Imperial Japanese Army Baron Sadao Araki. Opening scene shows illustration of Japanese Emperor Jimmu, with sword and quiver of arrows slung from his waist. He holds a long bow. Next is a stack of history books, with pages being turned on the top one. Dramatization of combat between forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate and those supporting restoration of the Emperor to power, in 1868. A recruitment poster showing two Japanese soldiers. Recruits taking physical exams and one flexing his muscles. A parade of soldiers carrying the Japanese Rising Sun flag. Japanese sailors among spectators on a sidewalk. Recruits gathering in a field. Soldiers in uniform in a formation. Mounted Japanese officers riding in a column along a path. Some wear white arm bands, and Two carry Japanese flags. Emperor Hirohito is seen riding a white horse, in the midst of the column. He pauses and exchanges salutes with an officer with some troops in formation at the side of the path. The officer points to troops assembled in two directions. The Emperor continues on his way, followed by his entourage. Next, a large gathering of people is seen at a courtyard near the Emperial Palace in Tokyo. They Wave patriotic banners and Japanese flags, and give cheers in unison. A boy scout drum and bugle corps plays and marches. Scene shifts to Japanese soldiers marching on a large open field. A large group of them carry massed Japanese Rising Sun flags. They are reviewed by officers on horseback.
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