National Geographic : 1947 Apr
Lowell S.Hilpert Where Land Is Scarce and Labor Cheap, 30 Rice Growers Share 40 MuddyAcres ofTired Soil Wet plowing is under way on a terraced mountain near Osaka. One lucky farmer has a plow ox (right). Othershoe flooded paddies (left). Inthe center, topsoil is piled in four rows. Later the dry clods, mixed with fertilizer, will be pulverized by the handsofthe entire squatting family.