Industrial activity in Japan. Japanese people demonstrate spirit of Nationalism and patriotism in public gatherings.
Japan Date:1933 Duration:5 min 27 sec Sound:Yes
A film narrated by General of the Imperial Japanese Army Baron Sadao Araki. Japanese flag in the background. National flags of Japan (Sun-mark flags) are seen on flag poles extending above a moving electric train and on the hood of an automobile. Front view of the train traveling along a rail line powered by overhead electrical wires, in an industrial area. A factory with smoke stacks visible in background. The train passes the camera and scene shifts to black smoke spewing from four metal smoke stacks. Then various industrial scenes are shown in rapid succession, including: a machine printing some sort of documents; an industrial crane raising a closed bucket high above the ground; view from bucket of a crane full of scrap metal being raised high in the air; an empty bucket being lowered by a crane; large shipping containers being offloaded from a ship to barges, below; longshoremen moving boxes of cargo at the port, and others carrying sacks of rice to small boats in a nearby river; a glimpse of a riveter at work; glimpse from above of moving industrial rail cars carrying liquid and bulk cargoes; ground-level views of passing railroad trains and a steam locomotive; a busy street with cars, numerous bicyclists (including one pulling a large cart loaded with boxes. Closeup of a man looking skyward, where a large flock of birds is seen. A group of laborers working in a field with hand tools, such as picks and shovels. Workers tending machinery in a fabric factory. Scene shifts back to General Baron Sadao Araki narrating, for a while, and then shows many factory workers by a large industrial plant, watching a military parade. The national flag flies from a tall flagpole in the factory yard. The color guard of the parading Japanese Imperial Army soldiers carries their rising sun flag and military unit flags. Another parade is seen on the esplanade of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Civilian marchers carry the Japanese national (Sun-mark) flag. People walk together on a street in a commercial district, displaying banners and flags. Boy Scouts parade through a gate of the Imperial Palace, carrying the National flag. An outdoor crowd of enthusiastic men listen to a speaker (unseen). A troop of Japanese soldiers pose with the National and Rising sun flags. School faculty pose in front of a large number of young women. Views downward on an outdoor crowd of cheering men. An outdoor theater, with audience seated on benches. Persons massed carrying flags, raise and lower them in unison. A huge gathering of young women, all dressed alike, outside a wall of the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo, which is seen in the background. Camera pans across them. Many uniformed men stand near the Seimon-tetsubashi Bridge to the Imperial Palace, in Tokyo. A conclave of uniformed Boy Scouts and leaders are seen saluting the Japanese National Flag. Closeup of some of them. A large gathering of Girl Scouts cheers three times, in unison. A gathering of uniformed soldiers with massed Rising Sun flags. More views of masses Rising Sun flags. People on a shore, all pulling together on a rope line. The setting sun.
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