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Film, Video Imperial Japanese dance Japanese dance

About this Item


  • Imperial Japanese dance

Other Title

  • Japanese dance


  • "A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet"--Edison films catalog.


  • Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production.
  • Heise, William, camera.
  • Sarashe Sisters, performers.
  • Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
  • AFI/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., [1894]


  • -  Dance--Japan
  • -  Dancers--United States


  • Filmed vaudeville acts
  • Filmed dance
  • Peep shows (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Copyright: no reg.
  • -  Performers: Sarashe Sisters.
  • -  Camera, William Heise.
  • -  Duration: 0:28 at 24 fps.
  • -  Filmed ca. October-November 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio, in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 153; Raff & Gammon. Price list of films, ca. June 1895, p. 2 [MI]; Maguire & Baucus. Edison and international photographic films catalogue, April 1897, p. 10 [MI]; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 53 [MI].
  • -  35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPB 9182 to FZA 2397.


  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (44 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (44 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FEA 8439 (viewing print)
  • FZA 2397 (dupe neg pic)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694125

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Afi/Holt. Imperial Japanese dance. performeds by Sarashe Sisterss, produceds by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894] Video.

APA citation style:

Heise, W., Thomas A. Edison, I. & Afi/Holt. (1894) Imperial Japanese dance. Sarashe Sisterss, performer, Dickson, W. K. -., prod [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Heise, William, Camera, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Afi/Holt. Imperial Japanese dance. performer by Sarashe Sisterss, prod by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction [United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1894] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.