1910's. "What a wonderful and relaxed scene. Three women and two small kids, all wearing traditional clothing, having a welcome tea break at the engawa of a thatched house. The women’s clothing does not seem to be the working wear for these farm women. Perhaps this was a small social gathering of neighbourhood women for tea rather than a break during a day of hard work. Nonetheless, the pile of fire wood seems to imply that these moments of rest were rare."
1910's. A young girl holding a paper parasol and a chochin (lantern) is carrying her baby sister on her back. In the back the thatched roof of a farm house can be seen, with a farmer sitting in front. As in other countries, rural Japanese children started helping with home and farm chores from a very young age.