Watson Kintner (1890-1979) was a Chemical Engineer with the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), where he was an early pioneer in the standardization of the vacuum tube. Over a period of 36 years he traveled to more than 30 individual countries, beginning in 1933. This subset of his travel films is from Japan.
Reel 31 of 40 Unedited travelogue Nikko
Reel 30 of 40 Unedited travelogue Nikko Tokyo
Reel 29 of 40 Unedited travelogue Kyoto Toba Pearl Islan Kamakura Enoshima Hachiman Shrine Nikko
Reel 28 of 40 Unedited travelogue Tokushima Naruto Kyoto Toba
Reel 27 of 40
Lacquer design: mountain peak, shrine, temple, etc. (cu,underexposed).
Making fan: splitting bamboo with hand tool (cu).
Binding bamboo fan with string (cu)
Gluing paper onto fan frame (cu).
Putting small paper binder in fans (cu).
Fan workshop: workers, tables (good shot).
Bamboo umbrella frame.
Spacing umbrella ribs (by hand)
Reel 26 of 40 Unedited travelogue Beppu Usuki Mt. Aso Takamatsu In a small shrine: Altar, screen. Rice terraces on way to Mt. Aso volcano(ws). Steam from volcano (distant). Rice paddies in bottom of crater. Crater wall, mountains (distant). Rice paddies. Mountains (ws). Crater wall, road to crater plain. Steam from vent. View from Mt. Aso's rim: volcanic activity, vents, sulfur deposits Sulfur vent. Grass-covered cone (distant). Cows at pasture: owner's name on sides. Altar (cu). Carved wood at shrine(cu). Lacquer shop (in Marugame): making a bowl using electric powered lathe. Carving out a tray: power saw, hand chisel. Lacquering a dish by hand (cu). Polishing red lacquer using a cloth. Cutting out plate design: hand tool. Women lacquering: work benches, lacquer pots: some dark interior shots 4 lacquer designs. Samples of lacquer ware (7 views): one depicting mountains and buildings
Reel 25 of 40 Unedited travelogue Beppu Usuki
Reel 24 of 40 Unedited travelogue Fukuoka Rengaya town Razaifa Shrine Beppu
Reel 23 of 40 Unedited travelogue Fukuoka Rengaya town Hokozaki shrine Razaifa Hachima shrine
Reel 22 of 40 Unedited travelogue Hiroshima Oita Valley Miyajima
Reel 21 of 40 Unedited travelogue Ikuchijima Island Kurashiki Hiroshima
Reel 20 of 40 Unedited travelogue Ikuchijima Island Yamato Shrine Kurashiki Cat. Reel 271 1965: Reel 20: Japan, Apr. 29-May 1. Okayama; Tano; Takahashi Carved wood (Yamato Shrine) (underexposed). Carved animal. Farm scene: house on mound inside high wall (ws) Water wheel (no water) (cu). Farm house garden. Unusual stone lantern. Stone objects: lantern bases? Small wooden shrine (cu). Stone lantern: unique "toed in" legs. Stone carved script on a stone embedded in rock. Demon image: head (cu) Kibi Archaeological Museum: clay vessels, sherds, cone piece with holes, etc. Armor, helmet in museum: neck protectors on helmet. Gold-decorated breast plate (cu) Stirrup. Flexible armor: chain and wire. Armor: probably a heart plate. Clay horse, saddle (cu, out of focus). Clay figure (cu). Clay cylinder (under reconstruction). Burial mound (designated a "National Treasure."). Fishing Village at Tano: Fishing pier. Clay octopus pots. Octopi: one clinging to a hand. Fishing: large, spread net. Ikuchijima Island - Main Hall (copied from Phoenix Hall in Uji): Carved, many-winged bird. Carved flowers. Bronze post: decorated. Buddha and shrine (underexposed).
Reel 19 of 40 Unedited travelogue Ikuchijima Island Kurashiki
Reel 18 of 40 Unedited travelogue Ikuchijima Island Bizen Okayam Kurashiki Takahashi Valley
Reel 17 of 40 Unedited travelogue Himeji Oka Ko-jima Okayam Bizen
Reel 16 of 40 Unedited travelogue Sasayama Hashiyama Ono Himeji
Reel 15 of 40 Unedited travelogue Higashi Dishodaji Toshodaiji
Reel 14 of 40 Unedited travelogue Koyasan Otsu
Reel 13 of 40 Unedited travelogue Nara Koyasan
Reel 12 of 40 Unedited travelogue Nara Saidaiji
Reel 11 of 40 Unedited travelogue Kyoto Nara Byodoin
Reel 10 of 40 Unedited travelogue Kyoto Hachiman (Bamboo Village) Steaming bamboo (under exposed) Wiping culms(stems) Straightening culms Bonsai pot stand or lantern. Bamboo cages. Bamboo bending: bamboo cut-outs used. Bamboo screen. Split bamboo held by wire. Trimming, splitting bamboo using knife. Making bamboo mats: note baby on woman's back-typical. Weaving basket by hand (cu). Baby on mother's back (cu). Making bamboo rings by hand. Splitting bamboo using knife. Making red bamboo object. Workers in bamboo shop. Bamboo cage. Shop owner's home: furnishings, ornaments. Restaurant: dark interior RR crossing: rope guard gate Spiral rail spike. Castle Bell, log hammer. Castle: stone wall. Stone water reservoir. Daigo-ji Temple: Guardian demons at entrance: wooden (cu). Lanterns, curtains along an arcade 5-story pagoda. Pagoda: structural details. Tile roof. MAIN HALL: interior views: Offerings: vases of flowers Altar: dark Ashes of fire on circular stone Carving: figure with sword. Altar Bell, log hammer. Tent (outdoor shop?) Stone carving: seated figures. Decoration on top of building (100 mm). Altar: dark interior. 3 statues. Byodoin [Byodo-in] Temple: 4 wisteria trees on framework. Plain, rice fields (ws) Child's shrine Tea plantation (ws) Farm house; thatched roof.
Reel 9 of 40 Unedited travelogue Kyoto
Reel 8 of 40 Unedited travelogue Kyoto
Reel 7 of 40 Unedited travelogue Katsuura Kyoto
Reel 6 of 40 Unedited travelogue Shugakuin Kyoto
Reel 5 of 40 Unedited travelogue Hoian Shrine Kyoto
Reel 4 of 40 Unedited travelogue Kumana Nagoya Kyoto Todo Shrine Suzuka Plowing rice field: gas plow. Growing peas: rice straw trellis. Farm buildings and yard. Hills. Cottage. Wooden window frame at roof apex. At Tado Shrine, Kuwana. [Shinto] Living sacred horse. Stone purification fountain, wooden shelter. Shrine building. Inscribed donation tablets (cu). Massive stone lanterns. Hanging basket. Vermilion shrine. "Wish" stones. Shrine. "Wish" stones. Tile factory. Kiln. Tile in kiln. Yard. Stencils for printing on kimono cloth (xcu). Design drawing for cutting stencils (cu). Floral designs on paper (cu) Cutting tools, (cu). Planting rice by hand (Suzuka). Preparing soil, sowing rice seed, covering with cellophane or plastic. Ceramics for sale. Shrine candles. Shrine. Views of royal palace from hotel window. Palace wall. City. Wooden lattice to train bamboo. Complex of houses: roof view. Kiyomizu-dera Temple. [Buddhist] Altar: ritual vessels, flowers. Corner roof construction. Roof. Pagodas. Tile design at end of roof (cu). Bronze casting of dragon drinking fountain (cu). Hanging wooden lantern. Altar scenes. Outer shrine buildings. Paper "wishes" tied to tree. Touring students drinking purification water: characteristic uniform. Lacquer shop. Putting design on lacquer dish by hand. Lacquer dishes: bowls, vases (cu)
Reel 3 of 40 Unedited travelogue Nagoya Kyoto
Reel 2 of 40 Unedited travelogue Shizuoka (Toro) Nagoya Kawai
Reel 1 of 40 Unedited travelogue Tokyo Yokohama Aburat subo Idawara Castle Hikone Atami Okitsu Shuzenji