National Geographic : 1947 Apr
Backwoods Japan During American Occupation On a Drained Paddy October's Golden Rice Lies Fettered in Double Sheaves In Japan, reaping has not changed in the last 1,000 with sickles. They saddle twin bundles across a pole ( breaks appear to be of rice straw. Other straw will b years. These farmers, still treading mud, clip every stalk (background) for carrying to the threshing floor. Wind e stamped back into the soil as mulch.