- Title: TAIWAN: 1028 PAIRS OF TWINS GATHER IN TAIWAN
- Date: 20th May 1995
- Summary: TAICHUNG, TAIWAN (MAY 20, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV CAR WITH 102-YEAR-OLD JAPANESE TWINS KIN AND GIN ARRIVES 0.04 2. SV KIN AND GIN GETTING OUT OF CAR 0.09 3. SV MEDIA 0.12 4. SV TWIN WOMEN ADMIRING TWIN WOMEN HOLDING TWIN BABIES 0.17 5. SV KIN AND GIN AT RADIO OPENING CEREMONY WITH TWIN GIRLS 0.22 6. SV CEREMONY STANDS PACKED WITH TWINS, TRIPLETS AND QUADRUPLETS 0.36 7. SV DRAGON DANCE 0.43 8. SV KIN AND GIN WATCH DRAGON DANCE 0.57 9. SCU TWIN YOUNG BOYS 1.00 10. SV TELEVISION CAMERA 1.04 11. SV PARENTS WITH TWIN DAUGHTERS 1.07 12. SV TWIN YOUNG WOMEN 1.11 13. SV PULL BACK TO SHOW DRAGON DANCE 1.14 14. SV DRAGON DANCE 1.17 15. SCU TWIN YOUNG BOYS 1.20 16. SV TWIN YOUNG GIRLS 1.23 17. SV KIN AND GIN WITH 93-YEAR-OLD TAIWANESE TWIN BROTHERS HOU HUO-SHAN AND HOU HUO-CHUAN (ON RIGHT OF SCREEN) 1.26 18. SV KIN AND GIN WITH LITTLE GIRL TWINS 1.37 19. SV QUADRUPLETS 1.39 20. SV TWINS 1.42 21. SV KIN AND GIN 1.49 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: TAICHUNG, TAIWAN
- Country: Taiwan
- Duration: 00:01:50
- Story Text: A record-breaking 1,028 pairs of twins gathered in Taiwan on Saturday (May 20) to mark the visit of Japan's celebrity centenarian twin sisters, Kin Narita and Gin Yanie -- and claim an entry in the Guinness Book of Records.
An organiser from the Taichung flower theme park which invited the 102-year-old Japanese sisters, known as Kin and Gin (Gold and Silver) said that Guinness officials had confirmed the meeting set a new Guinness record for a gathering of twins.
The 1,027 pairs of Taiwanese twins were aged from one-month-old babies to 93-year-old brothers, Hou Huo-shan (mountain) and Hou Huo-chuan (river).
At a dragon dance ceremony to open a radio station in Taichung, the 93-year-old brothers were seated next to Kin and Gin.
Wearing kimonos and appearing in good health, Kin and Gin greeted the brothers in Chinese and chatted with them in Japanese.
Hou Huo-chuan was so excited that he cried Kin Narita and Gin Yanie were born in Nagoya, central Japan, in 1892. They have 10 children, 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
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