National Geographic : 1945 Oct
Daughter of a Fisherman, Tomboy of Her Village Like other Okinawans caught by our invasion, Hana-ko (Little Flower) had lost everything except the ragged clothes she had on. In spite of this, she was cheerful and loved to romp with her playmates. All Men Gone,She Pulls Her Farm Cart Alone "The cart was loaded and very heavy-I helped pull itacross afield," the author writes. "Most northern Okinawans were neat, their hair brushed and faces scrubbed bright and clean. Surely this reflects their true character."