- Title: CF928
1948. Ext Pagoda / Buddhist temple. Two ladies in traditional Japanese dress walk up to a statue of Buddha and light incense sticks and pray. Street scenes as people buy cigarettes and bustle. Traditional temple. People buying spices from a street vendor. Peaceful lake outside a temple, good pan up to see the pagoda temple. Boy sits underneath a water feature and meditates and prays for his ancestors. Statue of a man riding a horse.
Pan down from American flag to Japanese countryside, Swords being made and sharpened. Man welding and cutting a large pipe in field, scrap metal yard. Soldiers laying cable for telephone wires. VS types of antenna and radio masts. Airplane is loaded with passengers, propellers turn and take off. Good tracking shot of ships and boats in harbour. Unloading crates from the ship using cranes and forklifts. Women harvesting crops in giant greenhouse and field, picking tomatoes, aubergine, cabbage, carrots, radishes, spring onions and beans. Tractors dig up sand and earth. Army Barracks. American Airplane on runway.
10:09:48 - 10:14:05
American Soldiers disembark airplane, Douglas MacArthur disembarks. Art Deco style parliament building, Japanese Diet Building. Conference in parliament with foreign dignitaries. Unwrapping an old Japanese scroll. Voting booths, Japanese people in traditional dress enter their ballot papers. Kure Public Health Center. Patients arriving. Injections and syringes being prepared and given to school children. Man takes bucket from well and checks the water purity.
10:14:06 - 10:19:19
Farming scenes. Man passes test tube to a man on a train, using the carriage as a makeshift science lab. Street performer entertains children with a slide show of traditional Japanese art. VS Japanese children in a crowd surrounding a man handing out cards. Horse-drawn carts, trams and cars in a town center in Japan. Man in uniform loading old fashioned truck with coal and lighting it. American MP Military Police in a line being inspected and directing traffic. Japanese police training in hand to hand combat.
- Keywords:INDUSTRY, JAPAN, FARMING, RELIGION, POST WAR, REBUILDING, EASTERN CULTURE, BUDDHISM, SHINTO
- Master Title:CF928