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Buddha’s Birthday

Series

Series Name
British Movietone News

Issue

Issue No.
1507
Date Released
21 Apr 1958
Date submitted
17 Apr 1958
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Cyprus Cinema Blown Up
  2. 2Chancellor Adenauer’s Visit
  3. 3Buddha’s Birthday
  4. 4To Beat Traffic Jams
  5. 5Award to Zeta Team
  6. 6The Brussels Fair

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 6
Summary
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Hanamatsuri - Buddha’s Birthday. DESCRIPTION: This says HANAMATSURI. Buddha’s Birthday, in English. And it’s cherry blossom time; for the celebration, in Japan. Buddha, who lived over two thousand four hundred years ago is the founder of one of the world’s great religions; which has millions of followers. SHOTLIST: LS altar under cherry blossoms. MS Children in ornate dresses. CU priest. CU statue. MS foreign woman throws tea on statue. LS parade in street. CU same. MS same. CU feet pan up to girl. CU children and people carrying statue. GV procession walking up to temple.
Keywords
Commemorations; Buildings and structures; Horticulture; Celebrations and festivals; Religion and belief
Locations
Japan
Footage sources
Germany
Card file number
73447
Credits:
Commentator
Geoffrey Sumner
Length of story (in feet)
65
Story extras:

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