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Shintoism and Japanese culture

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 137

Scope and Contents

Broadcast live from the Henry E. Huntington Museum Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, the program examines Japanese religion and culture. Japanese dancers and musicians perform classical dances in a film which depicts classical Japanese music and dance performances and the effects of Shintoism, the main religion, on Japanese family life. In the Huntington Museum, the topic is initially introduced by showing a tea ceremony in the tea house with traditional Japanese dancers. Film footage of everyday life in Japan depicts how tradition has blended with modern concepts. Film sequences from Gates of Hell and Samurai were provided by Ed Harrison, the Japanese Tourist Board, Pan American Airways, Julian Brian, and the U.S. Information Agency.

Dates

  • 1956

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired May 6, 1956 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139625

General

Charles Collingwood, host; Don Cook, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; David Ebin, writer; Robert Tyler Lee, art director; Tak Shindo, Japanese; Ken Kaylor, technical director; Buck Henshaw, set director; William Gams, light director.

Title
Shintoism and Japanese culture, 1956
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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