Hierarchy of social strata in Japan and subjects bow to the Japanese Emperor.
Japan Date:1942 Duration:4 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
Psychology and living habits of Japanese people. Hierarchy of social strata in Japan. Japanese children bow to adults. Civilians bow to the military. Subjects bow to the Emperor. Japanese people come out of their homes and bow as the car of the Emperor passes by. Posters on the walls remind the Japanese civilians of their duties. The posters read in Japanese 'Duty is heavier than mountains and death is lighter than a feather'. A Japanese couple in their home. The man sits on the cushion and the woman sits on the mat. A modern Japanese woman breaks her engagement. A Japanese photograph. A Japanese melodrama exemplifies the duties which each person owes to others. In the melodrama a dancer commits suicides when the dancer betrays the 'Lord of the Castle' and does not fulfill the duties.
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