National Geographic : 1942 Aug
238 The National Geographic Magazine On a Gobi Camel, the Author and Mrs. Price Visit Mihara Volcano Their mount carries them across the old crater to the rim of the new and active one. On Oshima Island, not far from Tokyo, Mihara is a favorite suicide resort for unhappy Japs, who plunge into its roaring pit. Passers-by Sew Single Stitches in a "Thousand-Stitch Belt" for a Soldier The man, standing beneath Tokyo's Thunder Gate, holds out the belt with needle and thread. Here two mothers, carrying their babies on their backs, contribute stitches. When the thousandth stitch has been put on, the belt will be sent to a Jap at the front, in the belief that it will protect him from enemy bullets.