National Geographic : 1933 Mar
Photograph by Mrs. J. B. McGovern "GOOD NIGHT; PLEASANT DREAMS" The regulation bed is made up of padded mattresses laid on the floor when the person is ready to retire. The square box, near the resting woman's head, holds the urn containing coals of burning charcoal. It is used for warmth and for heating pots of tea, such as the maid has in her hand (see text, page 313). Photograph by T.Enami JAPAN ISALAND OF FESTIVALS In addition to 12 national celebrations, there are many others ofgeneral and local interest. Some ofthem present great historical and religious pageants, portraying the ceremonies and wearing the rich costumes of bygone centuries (see text, page 317). Agaily decorated car, carrying a group of musicians, being drawn bymen through anarrow village street.