National Geographic : 1947 Apr
Backwoods Japan During American Occupation 511 larold Lintner In Thrifty Honshu, Cows Not Only Give Milk but Haul It to Market Cow's milk is a rarity even to Japanese babies. Only wealthy city people use dairy products. Beef cattle are scarce. Men do most of the work of draft animals because human beings require less land for food. M. A. Huberman Baby-toting Women Cart Their Meager Wood Ration in Tosu, Kyushu Japan's wood-and-paper homes, heated by charcoal braziers, seemed cold to Americans even in peacetime. Postwar Tosu had little or no charcoal to ration, the author found (page 514). Here a male Japanese typically accepts the softer job, steering the cart.