Description: TRAVEL ADVENTURE FILMS, NIGARO RIVER: FISHERMEN WHO USE CORMORANTS TO FISH. AINU INDIANS: NATIVE TRIBE W/SIMILAR CUSTOMS TO NATIVE AMERICANS ; DX Host talks about trip to Japan. Host talks about hunting w/ hands ; DX Graphic: Map of Japan. VAR HS River thru town area. Bldgs on river. Posters, statues of comorants ; DX American man sits w/older Japanese man, smoking. Making string from plants. Old man holding baby ; DX VAR Boats and houses on river. Fishermen readying boats. Burning splinters from bottom of boat w/ a torch ; DX Old man w/ cormorant, feeds it a fish. Porous baskets put in water. Old man puts head wrap on, straw skirt. Baby climbs jetty; DX Torch bundles put on boat. Older man w/ baskets. Raising sail on small boat, boat goes off into river. EST river ; DX Houseboats on river. Peds loading boats.WS line of boats on river. Silhouetted boats at dusk ; NX VAR numbered houseboats w/ tourists, fireworks. 'Geisha girls' dancing on heavily lanterned barge. WS fishermen arrive ; NX Huge torch bundles and fishermen w/ several strings coming from hands. VAR CUs Cormorants. VAR Pulling in cormorants ; NX Silhouettes of boats returning. Fireworks show above tourist barges. More dancing girls. WS barges on river ; DX Host: Introducing next segment ; DX Still of Japanese aborigines. Peds exiting JAL jetliner. Smoke/fog in mtns. POV driving thru countryside. Town sign ; DX Two men on train platform w/ suitcases. VAR American looking farms ; DX EST Small Japanese museum. American shaking hand w/ museum director. Models of aboriginal peds. Fetish w/ skull ; DX Large mural/map. Old woman shows map to American ; DX Town sign. EST rural village. VAR straw bldgs. Old men doing gestures of greeting. Women dancing in traditional clothes ; DX VAR CUs of dancers, men and women. Dancers walking into straw hut. VAR Man carving piece of wood. TILT-U to ceiling ; DX VAR Elders in ceremony, drinking sake before indoor fire. EXT wooden wall. Animal skulls on stakes ; DX Elder spooning sake to skulls. VAR huts. American w/ man in traditional dress. TRACK w/ mangy dog. New hut w/ closed window ; DX Woman w/ baby in papoose. Kids playing jump rope. VAR CUs of native girl, looks European. American jumps rope ; DX Girl w/wagon, towing two other girls. Crying baby in dry canoe. Old woman w/ toddler; DX Chief and boy walk into graveyard. CU sake cup on ground. CU spear tip. Woman pounding grain while little girl watches ; DX Cold beach. Natives in boat off beach. Natives w/ boat on beach. Small fishing trawlers. Teaching boy to harpoon in water ; DX Steam cloud btx mtns. Volcanic lake. VAR Japanese bears in woods, playing, climbing trees. Natives w/ stuffed bear ; DX Man carving bears out of wood. Man sewing kimono. VAR natives kneeling in semi-circle. All drink sake. Women banging on drum ; DX Natives dancing while kneeling. Standing and dancing like birds. Smoke btx mtns ;
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