Japan 1965 Reel 29 of 40

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:48

Film ID F16-0280
Film Description Reel 29 of 40
Unedited travelogue
Pearl Islan
Hachiman Shrine


Reel 29 of 40
Unedited travelogue
Pearl Islan
Hachiman Shrine

Cat. Reel 280 1965: Reel 29: Japan. May 20-26. Kyoto, Toba. Pearl Island. Kamakura. Enoshima. Hachiman Shrine. Nikko.

Pearl nuclei at insertion stand: note mantle (cu).
Expanding wedge to open oyster (cu).
Clamped oysters in water prior to insertion of nuclei.
Cleaning, cutting mantle strips for insertion along with
nuclei: hand tools(cu).
Inserting nuclei in oyster (cu).
Oyster with two pearls.
Opening oyster with knife, removing pearls (cu).
Hand sorting cultivated pearls: colors vary (cu).
Showcase display of pearl color variation.
Power lathe for drilling string hole in pearls.
Selecting pearls for necklaces by hand, (cu).
Necklace (cu) : pearls classified as pink (5%,), silver(20%) , blue
(25%), gold (50%).
Boat for AMA divers: cabin, stove pipe.
Boat house. Tub. Diver.
Exhibition pearl diving.
Curving pattern on mirror to be lacquered: hand tool (cu).
Lacquer mirror.
Trained "fortune telling" bird retrieves written fortune from
miniature shrine (cu).
Hachiman (God of War) Shrine:
Front exterior, Purification rope around tree.
Wooden guardian demon: several views.
Carved wood: 3 examples inside building.
Portable shrine: over 400 years old.
Screen picture: a man.
Complicated wood carving.
Priest's shoes at shrine entrance (cu).
Shrine building: note graceful curves.
R.C.A. Victor dog statuette.
Massive metal Buddha (at Kamakura) (*see K's notes).
Buddha statue: details: folded hands, welded joints, face,
etc. (some 100 mm).
Foundation stone of building in original position.
Metal lantern: panel details.
Incense burning pan.
Bronze lotus.
Hase Kannon Temple: interior (very underexposed).
Buddha statue: folded hands, gilded face.
Balen plates of "little piked whale."
Trained porpoises.
Treasure house (at Nippo): door, brass railing, brass sidewall.
Sidewall of treasure house: characteristic brass plate construction.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Kyoto, Toba, Pearl Island, Kamakura, Enoshima, Hachiman Shrine, Nikkō, Pearl farming