Ancient Japanese ritual dance with swords and shields. Japanese warships engaged in Russo-Japanese war.
Japan Date:1905 Duration:1 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
Opening sequence shows a formal Japanese slow ritual dance performed before a gathering of beautifully costumed observers. An elegantly costumed leader ascends steps and strikes an elaborately decorated cymbal. A chorus of whistle-like sounds is heard as accompanying music throughout. Dancers perform with swords and shields in slow tempo. Slate announces year 1905. A flotilla of Japanese warships makes way through heavy seas during the Russo-Japanese war. The Japanese battleship Mikasa, flagship of Admiral Togo Heihachiro,firing her twin 12 inch guns during the battle of Tsushima. A statue of Admiral Togo. Two sailors bow before shrine to Admiral Togo.
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