Japan 1965 Reel 27 of 40

Category: Travelogue

Length: 15:14

Film ID F16-0278
Film Description Reel 27 of 40
Unedited travelogue
Kotohira Shrine

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).
Packing fans.
Fan workshop: workers, tables (good shot).
Bamboo umbrella frame.
Spacing umbrella ribs (by hand) Putting paper binding in place by hand (cu).
Gluing paper V-sections to frame (cu).
Opening-closing mechanism of umbrella.
Piles of umbrellas.
An opening-closing mechanism (cu).
Paper binding applied by hand.
Cutting pieces for umbrella hubs: power saws, (cu).
Turning hub pieces on automatic lathe (cu).
Drilling hole in hub piece: automatic drill (cu).
Machine for cutting slots in hub: cutting-wheel has toothless section, allowing operator to advance a turn before next cutting cycle.
Hubs: various sizes. Kotohira shrine:
Altar piece. „ .
Embroidery: gold and silver thread curtain scene of cherry tree —
a National Treasure (some out of focus, underexposed, 100 mm).
Drum (cu).
Wall painting (Kotohira shrine): battle scenes.
Scenes on cast-bronze lamp: complex.
Bronze dragon on lamp base.
Palanquins (for climbing stone steps).
2 puppets at puppet exhibition hall (Tokoshima): note fine fabric clothing
Puppet faces.
Puppet hairstyle.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Kotohira Shrine, Kotohira-gū, Marugame, Takamatsu, Shido, Tokushima, Handcrafts, Puppets, Textiles
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