It was assumed no color films existed in Japan until the victorious U.S.
forces arrived in 1945. This DVD is remarkable proof that those
assumptions were verifiably false. Now you can discover the story of a
nation at war from its rare color films, plus letters and diaries from
those who lived through it. Almost all the material in this color
documentary has been recently discovered and allows the viewer to
expereince Japanese culture and events from an entirely new perspective.
Subject matter includes Imperial Japanese troops in 1931 Manchuria,
remarkable domestic scenes of 1930s Japan, preparation for war in 1939,
and images of occupation in 1940s Shanghai.