National Geographic : 1922 Sep
280 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE HAPPY BECAUSE THE NEW CROP WILL SOON BE IN The Japanese farmer's devices for cultivating the soil are curious in their primitiveness. The picture shows the wooden spade used for turning up the soil. The remainder of the cultivation will probably be done with a heavy single-bladed hoe for digging, a three-prong hoe for breaking the soil, and other queer home-made things, such as sickles and pruning-hooks with straight handles and curved blades set at right angles. Photographs from E. Gertrude Beasley "TIIE PLOWMAN IIOMWARI) PLODS IIS WEARY WAY"