It's always fascinating to take a look back in time to newsreel footage from Japan's earlier years, particularly footage in vibrant cultural areas such as Kyoto. Unfortunately, we must often do so without the benefit of sound. Thankfully videographer Guy Jones, who compiles and restores rare and old historical film footage, has uploaded footage of Kyoto from 1929 featuring sound that provides added audio insight into bustling Japanese city life from all those years back.

According to Global Voices, the original footage was provided by University of South Carolina Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), caretaker of the Fox Movietone News Collection. Among the the many interesting scenes brought to life thanks to Movietone cameras, you can see street market, a Shinto parade, and cherry blossom festival.

For more fascinating footage, be sure to check out his YouTube channel.

By - Big Neko.