National Geographic : 1928 Sep
Photograph from Comdr. Francesco dePinedo CURIOUS VILLAGERS OF KUSHIMOTO, 80 MILES SOUTH OF OSAKA, WELCOME THE ITALIAN FLYERS Slowly yielding ancient national dress to European styles, Japanese crowds reveal striking sartorial contrasts. Painted paper parasols, kimonos for men's street wear, with huge characters sprawling on their backs, and wooden geta, or clogs, on which women goclattering over cement pave ments-all these one sees, mixed with standardized straw hats, brown derbies, and ready-made clothesofnear-American cut. Children frolic inbig polkadots.