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ms0470_pho_001 [Okinawan homes - thatched buildings, field, trees] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_002 [ House details - porch, beams, roof, wind chimes, baskets ] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_003 "Typical Okinawan house. The panels are opened so the wind can blow clear through and notice the "Honey" bucket just to the left of the entrance. They are picked up and empty ones left at much too long an interval" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_004 "I took this just for the dog asleep on the wall. I had walked about 10 miles and was hot and tied and looking at that dog made me wonder if maybe a dog's life wouldn't be so bad after all" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_005 [sleeping kitten] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_006 [Village, sea, trees, fields] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 10
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ms0470_pho_007 "These little rain squalls were everywhere" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_008 [Okinawan home - thatched rook, wide porch" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_009 [Gateway] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_010 "All the upturned points and projections on this shrine are intended to confuse evil spirits and keep them from getting down under the roof inside" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_011 "Buddhist shrine way back in the hills" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_012 "Womb shaped tomb" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_013 "Up on the edge of the Womb-shaped tomb is the fancy urn in which the bones are placed, 2,5 or 7 years after internment. The young daughters clean the bones and put them in the urn, then place the urn back on the altar shlef in the back of the tomb. This fairly distasteful job has made modern cremation more popular here. On the lower part of the urn, the figure rising from the lotus blossom is a Buddhist symbol, this womb-tomb also originating in China" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_014 "These womb shaped tombs originated in China, however they have been in vogue here for centuries. Nearly every hillside on the island has many of these. The people save all their lives and go without in order to buy one of these. During hurricanes they will perish rather than seek shelter in the safe interior of these due to the sacred atmosphere. It is interesting that they arrange the corpses in the fetal position before returning them to this womb." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_015 "Burial Urn, buddhist figures for the bones of a man and wife" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_016 "Part of a statue several hundred years old" [fist] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_017 [Lion (?) statues] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_018 "Temple [gateway, entrance]" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_019 "Entrance to Nakagusuku Castle" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_020 "No mortor was used, each block of stone is cut to fit the adjacent ones perfecly. The wall around the Emperors palace in Japan looks just like this except it is not pressed coral stone as this is" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_021 "The steps at the Nakagusuku castle are all overgrown with vegetation" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_022 [4 Fishermen in boat] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_023 [Children swimming, fisherman steering boat between rocks] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_024 [fisherman in boat] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_025 [Dock, fisherman in boat, 3 other fishermen on dock] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_026 "Even though the logs used for side and bottom of the boat are each one piece where a limb branched from the tree, and they are very crudley hewn, he measures the symmetry and overall lines very accurately with the ruler and string" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_027 "All hand made" [boat stern] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 7 x 9
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ms0470_pho_028 [Profile of bow of boat - details] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_029 [Straight-on view of bow] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_030 [Straight-on view of stern - detail] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_031 [View of island from boat] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_032 [View of island from boat, clouds] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_033 [View of island from boat] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_034 "Fisherman's Wharf" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_035 "Old Man and the Sea" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_036 [Fishing boat, 2 sails, island background] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_037 [Fishing boat on water in straits between islands] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_038 [Fisherman in boat steering with pole] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_039 [Fishing boat moored by large rock outcropping] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 10
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ms0470_pho_040 [Fishing boat sailing between two land masses] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 10
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ms0470_pho_041 [Fishing boat, wake, two land masses, clouds] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_042 [Fishing boat, three fishermen, large ship in distance] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_043 [Shipwrecked boat seen from shore] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_044 "Typhoon casualty" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_045 [Typhoon casualty - deck details] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_046 [Wrecked war ship hulls?] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_047 [Ship stern and propeller] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_048 [Ship stern, propeller] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_049 [Boat on beach] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_050 [Boat stern - detail] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_051 "See why they're called 'Junks' " [Stern of Junk] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_052 "When the tide goes out" [beached boat] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_053 [Fishing boats on beach] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_054 [Moored boat by seawall] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_055 [Fishermen carrying boat on shoulders] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_056 "This boat weighs about 500 lbs" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_057 [View out window to sea, fishing boats] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_058 "Sunset" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_059 [View of island from water] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_060 [Water, land, sunset, reflections] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 10
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ms0470_pho_061 [tree branches, rock outcroppings, boat, beach] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_062 "Hermit crabs take over a shell. Why grow your own with so many are free?" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_063 "Izote plant" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_064 [Izote plant] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_065 [beach, cliffs, water, Izote plants] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_066 [Rock outcroppings] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_067 [Trees in silhouette, clouds, hills - distance view] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_068 [Trees in silhouette, clouds, hills] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_069 [Pine tree, Izote plants, clouds] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_070 "You don't see trees like this in California, however I'd rather see what's there." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_071 [Boat keel & boat bow] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_072 [Bow of beached ship NP_178] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_073 "At head of the stairs is a cave which has a shrine in it, complete with roof, even though it is protected by the czave. This 'Gateway to Heaven' is part of the Japanese influence, their religion rather than the Okinawan's, however, the Okinawans will worship anything. About half way up the stairs are the dogs with lions heads which scare evil spirits away" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_074 "Japanese Tori (Gateway to Heaven)" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_075 "Old ladies being carried to boats for the big boat race" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_076 [Boat race] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_077 "Bon Odori " Festival 1 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_078 "Bon Odori " Festival 2 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_079 "Bon Odori " Festival 3 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_080 [motor w/pulley, men talking, truck] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_081 "This is a church building being constructed. Notice how all the scaffolding is bound together with thongs rather than nailed or bolted" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_082 [Man in straw hat, kimino & fan - women, child in background] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_083 [Smiling elderly gentleman, missing front teeth] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 7 x 9 3/4"
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ms0470_pho_084 [Fisherman in hat] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_085 [Two fishermen carrying cargo] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_086 "A nice cool bath for one of our old cavalry horses" [Fisherman, horse & cart in water] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_087 "Stevedores" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_088 [Fisherman in hat] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_089 [Fishing boats] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_090 [2 sail boat] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_091 [Fishing boat being steered by poles] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_092 [Fishing boat with fishermen & women] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_093 [Fisherman with catch in basket wading into shore] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_094 [Women meeting fishing boat to inspect fish] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_095 "The days catch" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_096 "Waiting for her basket of fish to be weighed. Notice gold teeth to show she was worth something. Seersucker dress at right stolen WAC uniform" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_097 "The fisherman's wife weighing the fish" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_098 "Haggling over the price of fish" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_099 [Fisherman, fisherwives] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_100 [Fishermen with nets, standing next to boat in water] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_101 [Fishermen carying nets, robes, baskets] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_102 [Fish catch] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_103 [Woman carrying basket of fish on head] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_104 "These are squid drying as we would dry clothes on a line. In a week or month or so they will be stacked like shingles in a market. Children eat them like lolipops" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_105 [Woman carrying large pumpkin on head] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_106 "In the very middle of town" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_107 "Notice the barber is brushing hair off his arm with a pauint brush" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_108 "Ain't this the cutest little feller on the lower right! Also notice how unconcerned the woman os of the bundle on her head, with a bottle in it too! You won't find any stockings in the picture." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_109 "This is a seed store. The old gent has made himself a pair of bifocals by taping two pairs of glasses together. Hi is using the far vision through the top pai only now, but back to his newspapers he will look through both. Notice the cans in the back made out of old beer cans. The tin shps make most of their products out of empty beer cans, funnels, pencil boxes, and cartons & boxes of all sizes. You will notice he smokes Camel cigarettes with an ivory holder, and the dragon ash tray is Okinawan pottery. Oh, on the extreme left at the level of his shoulder is a funnel made of old Shlitz cans." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_110 [Woodworker] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_111 "All sawing is done like this" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_112 "The Cobbler" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_113 "Notice tattoos on her wrist, an old marrying custom" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_114 "This old lady has the tattooed hands and was smoking a cigarette with the holder which turns up at the end. They are very common here. Also from her behavior while I was taking the picture. I decided she was also quite familiar with saki. The lady in the background is grinding beans in a mortor and pestal type grinder." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_115 "This old Mamason was none too happy to be cornered for a picture, but after I took it I bowed and thanked her in Japanese and she gave me a big toothless smile. If you look closely you can see the tattoos on her hands and wrists that are placed on there at marriage. This was outlawed in 1879 by the Japanese, but there are still lots of them to be seen. The material in her dress is of local origins." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_116 [Side view, full length standing portrait of elderly lady in stripped dress] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 4 x 5
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ms0470_pho_117 [Profile of elderly lady] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_118 [Portraits of elderly lady holding grandchild - both smiling] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_119 [Portrait of father (in lion cloth) and child] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_120 "This is a typical shoe store. The owner makes the shoes out of blocks of wood stacked at right, and lines in the back of the shop. The children were all trying to watch me without getting their pictures taken, but had to bring out the baby boy, as they are always extremely proud to have a boy baby." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_121 "No one except the members of the family can get access to the key around the dog's neck." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_122 [Man in hat - standing side view] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_123 [Portrait of smiling man] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_124 "Old Fisherman" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_125 [Squatting man in conical star hat] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_126 [Portrait of elderly man in dark kimono, staw hat and cane] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_127 [Elderly woman selling vegetables] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_128 "This is my best picture. It explains itself." [Grandmother with little boy on back, girl climbing onto porch] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_129 "The dark blue blouses with white strips on cuff and around neck flap are the school girl costume. This is a Japanese influence. As you see the girls on the left are doing all possible to hide their faces from the camera, the others too dumbfounded to turn in time. A second later they all ran back the path at the left. Nearby all the babies carried on their elders backs fall asleep and their heads dangle as on the girls back at the right. In America we are so careful to keep the baby's neck from bending, but here it is not considered so terrible." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_130 [Young boy, checkered kimono, holding knife] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_131 [Young boy, checkered kimono, holding knife] "This little fellow's head really looked like black velvet. His robe is of the red plaid that most of the children his size wear. Notice where the urine has run down his leg and the dust collected there more than the rest of his leg. Also the building is like all the rest, no paint." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_132 "Poor little fellow" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 10
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ms0470_pho_133 "Four pairs of shoes, one pair of shoes" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_134 [Four artists painting] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_135 [Young boy in hat & overalls holding dirt clod] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_136 "Notice the mongolian features of this little girl" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_137 [Portrait of little girl with baby brother on back] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_138 [Standing full length portrait of young girl in boots] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_139 [Portrait of two lillte boys, one in very large shoes] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_140 [Young boy trying to loosen kite? stuck in tree] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_141 [Little girl sucking her thumb] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_142 "Seeking sea shells at the she sore [sic]" [Group of school girls tide pooling] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_143 [Fisherwomen catching fish?] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_144 "Little fishermen" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_145 "School girls in their back yard, Towel was probably a present from a G.I. for an older sister" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_146 "Here is one of my prizes. This has the typical road, houses, terrain, fields, rice paddies amd the farmer carrying the honey buckets out to his field. I can smell the slop in those buckets from here! The House with the tiel roof is the "Honcho" or land lord's house." 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_147 "Rice paddies" 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_148 [Tree silhouettes in river and sky] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_149 [Distance view of village, harbor] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_150 [Road along coast, trees, beach, water] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_151 "Everytime it rains (average 200 days a year) you have to walk through this" [mud, tracks] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_152 [Army bunk, mosquito netting] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_153 [Army WAC - three quarter profile] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8
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ms0470_pho_154 [Army WAC - profile] 1950-1952

Physical Description: 8 x 8