National Geographic : 1922 Sep
photograph trom Jill Jones JAPAN HAS ITS STROLLING MINSTRELS IN THE HAPPY MONTHOF JANUARY As an incentive to gaiety during the festive New Year season, street entertainers are a picturesque feature ofcity life. The youth with thefan isasinger who is accompanied by the boy to the right, who beats the drum shaped like an hour-glass. The peasants of Hollandwear sabots; those ofJapan, thegeta. Every man, woman and child tries to smile and be happy on New Year's Day, for as one begins the year so he shall end it,according totheuniversal belief ofthis people.