National Geographic : 1953 Nov
+ Gay Streamers Prolong Goodbyes as Kompira Leaves Shodo Island Colored ribbons held by Tonosho villagers proclaim a reluctance to let new-found friends depart. Bamboo poles are used to fend the ship off rocks or to hold up awnings. One of the skipper's uncles stands behind the foremast. + Feet Take a Rest as Mrs. Price Rides a Basketlike Kago In times gone by Japanese gentlefolk often traveled by palanquin. Today such transportation is little used except in remote districts. These porters carry the author's wife atop Yashima, near Takamatsu. Deco rated coats denote their calling.