Tainan, Formosa (Taiwan) under Japanese colonial administration.
Tainan Taiwan Date:1940 Duration:3 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
Views of Tainan, Taiwan under Japanese colonial administration. Steam locomotive pulling train, glides into railroad station in Tainan, Taiwan. People on platform near another track, step down and cross it to board from trackside, as others board from proper platform. Next is shown the front of the train station, in old town square. Palm trees grow in grass area. Pedestrians, a few vehicles, and a man pulling a cart are seen. Scene shifts to wide street with multistory buildings having shops on the ground floor. A woman pushes a baby in a carriage. A man pulls a wagon piled high with some kind of commercial product. Scene shifts to the Japanese Tainan shrine. Next a scenic park and lake are seen with a family dressed as Japanese, walking on the lawn. Another park-like scene shows a couple in Japanese attire, with their child, accompanied by two other similarly dressed women. Closeup of Taiwanese pottery items. A stone sculpture of a horse. View of the the Taiwan Confucius Temple aka the Scholarly Temple. Ruins of old Dutch Fort Zeelandia in Anping, Tainan, with ancient gun barrels layed out on porch floor. A tree is growing through the stone floor. Several sampans are seen being skillfully rowed in the water by boatmen in conical straw hats. Closeups of wooden boat sterns decorated with paintings. Children running along the waterfront past docked sampans. Views of memorial stones in the Anping cemetery. Workers skiming salt from evaporation ponds and placing containers of salt on small open rail cars. Closeup of containers that workers use to transport salt. Closups of rock salt. Views from moving railroad train moving across landscape. View from rear of speeding train, showing long straight track behind.
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