Agricultural scenes in Japan which is self-sufficient in food production prior to World War II.
Japan Date:1938 Duration:2 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
Views of Japanese farmers at work in rice paddies and other agricultural fields in Japan before onset of World War 2. A line of women, in straw hats, labor in a rice field as a man pumps water into the paddy using a foot operated wheel. Rice being harvested and processed in the field. Farmers working in other fields containing grains such as wheat, barley, and oats and in vegetable patches. Japanese soldiers using grain straw to patch roofs. Other Japanese workers using such material for screens, parasols, and hats. Women harvesting fruit, in which Japan is 95% self-sufficient. Workers harvesting tea leaves. Workers at a seashore gathering salt evaporated from seawater. They carry some in wheelbarrows and some in containers using shoulder yoke.
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