Country village market, Daikon

Country Village Market, Daikon

Slide No. 22

Here we have a scene in a country village market. The piles in the foreground are long white radishes. Both buyers and sellers are chiefly women. Nearly all the retail and much of the larger business of the islands is in their hands. So useless from an economic standpoint do the men seem that it is a common saying that a woman who becomes widow early in life always gets rich. As an actual fact, some of the richest householders of Naha are widows.



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