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Title
Japanese village /
Summary
At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired in tight knee britches and rather loose sleeved blouses. The three of them exhibit their gymnastic powers by performing back handsprings, back flips, unusual handstands, etc. There are two spectators in Occidental clothing. Nothing shown in the film indicates Japanese surroundings.
From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: THE JAPANESE VILLAGE. Unguinoso. [code for telegraphic orders]. One of the most fascinating exhibits on the Midway at the Pan-American Exposition is the Japanese Village. This space occupies about one and one-half acres of ground. It is dotted with pretty miniature lakes, the famous Japanese circle bridges, groves, tea houses, etc. We secured an excellent picture of this village while a troupe of Japanese acrobats were performing. The acrobats themselves are in the foreground of the picture and form the principle feature. The entire length of the film is replete with difficult acrobatic tricks, performed by one of the most skilled troupes in the world. Class B 150 ft. $18.00
Contributor Names
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Thomas A. Edison, Inc., 1901.
Subject Headings
-  Pan-American Exposition--(1901 :--Buffalo, N.Y.)
-  Exhibitions--United States
-  Acrobats--United States
-  Acrobatics--United States
-  Japanese--United States
-  Exhibition buildings--New York (State)--Buffalo
-  Buffalo (N.Y.)
Genre
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
Notes
-  H7330 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1901; H7330.
-  Duration: 2:40 at 15 fps.
-  Location: Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York.
-  The Library of Congress copy of this film may not contain all of the scenes described in the Edison Company summary.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Received: 7/31/1901; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
Medium
1 roll (163 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number/Physical Location
LC 1659 (paper pos)
Repository
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp001.m1b05994
Library of Congress Control Number
00694347
Online Format
image
video
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/00694347
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=00694347&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Paper Print Collection. Japanese Village. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc, 1901. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694347/. (Accessed September 28, 2016.)

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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1901) Japanese Village. United States: Thomas A. Edison, Inc. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694347/.

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