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Beautiful Japan: Benten Festival

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Published on Oct 15, 2012

Clip from silent film, Beautiful Japan (1917-18), by travel-lecturer Benjamin Brodsky. Benten Festival is celebrated on Shiraishi Island. Benten (Benzaiten) is the Goddess of the Sea and one of the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan.

This film is from the collections of the Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution. For more information, view the complete catalog record for the full one hour and 40 minute film: http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/i...

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