Japan, 1951: Rice cultivation, terraced farming methods

Dublin Core

Title

Japan, 1951: Rice cultivation, terraced farming methods

Subject

Daily Life-Food; Environment-Environmental Challenges; Business-Agriculture;

Description

The dominant landscape in Japan is still rural. More than half of the arable land is given over to rice cultivation, and 90% of the laborers are farmers. But 84% of the land area is mountainous- which means that each acre of tillable land must support 3,400 persons. The comparable figure for China is 1,400 while for the U.S. it is only 270 persons. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of the images for his family and others.
The images in the Rinden Kanost Collection were all taken by Arthur Rinden and conserved by his daughter, Margaret Kanost, and her husband, Richard.The material is presented here through the generosity of Margaret Kanost. -- Please see images ecasia000573 and ecasia000574 for detailed information regarding this set of images and about the collection, as a whole. -- Editorial assistant: Marcus Davis. Collection Librarian: Amy Bryant. Please send comments or content corrections to Michael Thiedeman, Professor of Art, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374 USA. email address: mikethiedeman@mac.com

Date

1951

Contributor

Rinden, Arthur O.
Earlham College

Rights

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, to Earlham College, and to the photographer. Arthur O. Rinden estate retains copyright.

Relation

ecasia000573 and ecasia000574

Format

Image/jpeg

Type

still image

Identifier

ecasia000498
ecasia_a_000498

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
Japan (country)
1000120

Files

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Citation

“Japan, 1951: Rice cultivation, terraced farming methods,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/1317.