National Geographic : 1933 Mar
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE (c INatonal teograpnic society Finlay Photograph by W. Robert Moore AN AFTERNOON CHAT OVER THE "HIBACHI," OR CHARCOAL BRAZIER Attractiveness in the interior decoration of a Japanese home is gained through studied sim plicity. The alcove, called the tokonoma, in the central background is reserved for the kakemono, or panel-shaped picture. The tokonoma is the most important feature of the home, and at dinner the chief guest is seated nearest this specially decorated recess. y Nauonal ueograpnic society Natural Color Photograph by Kiyoshi Sakamoto ENJOYING A SISTERLY GAME OF "SUGOROKU" This game resembles somewhat our children's playboards of "pachisi," "horse-racing," etc., where the player progresses or loses according to the number of places he is allowed to move by the cast of a die. The game is played during the festivities of the New Year.