STK-ID 33181

Sequence on Japanese Buddhist ceremony culminating in pouring of hydrangea tea over statuette of Buddha. Sequence on procession in street. Shot of monk in prayer meeting. Two CSs of chief monk speaking. Several MSs, CUs of monks listening. Shot of monks sitting on pews. Shot of two monks walking in carrying sticks, one of the two proceeding to chastise one of their confreres in pew, who, presumably, felt the need to be taken down a peg or two. ZOOM IN on chief monk looking inscrutable. Three shots of monks sitting impassively. CU on hands of monk resting in ritual position. Shot of monks walking in single file in woods, wearing coolie hats. Two shots of monk begging for food at door of dwelling. Sequence on zen fencing, well padded fencers confronting each other with wooden swords. Shots of master and pupil. CUs of faces, felt, swords. Sequence on woman performing tea ritual. Sequence on monks performing religious ritual in front of altars. ZOOM IN on altar, statue of Buddha. CUs of altar, statue, candle.


Excerpt from
Four Religions
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Reel 16 mm, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486