1930's, Kyoto. Buddhist Monks. Buddhist monks walk in procession on the grounds of Tofuku-ji, a buddhist temple in Kyoto. The writing on their bags reads Daihonzan Tofuku-ji Hondo Saiken (大本山東福寺本堂再建), “reconstruction of the hondo (main hall) of Daihonzan Tofuku-ji.” They were apparently on their way to the city to collect donations for reconstruction work on the temple.
1924, Japan. Dwelling, Two Women Standing at Entrance. Two women in kimono stand at the entrance, called genkan (玄関), of a house of what appears to be a well-to-do family. There is a huge stone lantern and the large open area in front of the entrance suggests much space between the entrance and the gate.