The hard life of rural women.
19 Oct 2011 6:39am
very nice picture
19 Oct 2011 6:47am
Hard work even when the weather begins to cool
19 Oct 2011 8:30am
Beautifully composed shot of a day in the life GJC! ;-)
19 Oct 2011 12:10pm
Gosh the work they do, it awes me, thanks for bringing it to our attention GJC
19 Oct 2011 1:36pm
What a memory this scene brings to me, GJC....The burning rice stubble....As a kid growing up in the Sacramento Valley, there were perhaps thousands of square miles in Yolo, Colusa, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties of rice fields, all along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. In late fall each year, the farmers would burn the rice stubble....the aroma, sometimes overpowering, was a smell that I shall not forget and I do fondly recall. Even though many may look on such things nowadays as a form of pollution, I, personally, cannot help but draw a smile when I smell it, see it, or think about it!...This was and is a way of life and a livlihood...just as you convey here. I wonder which is worse: The smoke from burning of a crop stubble to allow the next season to flourish and therefore allow people to maintain their lives and families, or the "theft" of billions of dollars by corporations who have neither guilt, nor concern for those they are impacting...I think I would take the farmer's way every time.....
19 Oct 2011 2:01pm
@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks for your fine memories. Actually when I first moved to this part of Kyoto there was much more agriculture then and every fall they would burn the rice fields. As more and more people have moved into the area and built houses, I have noticed that the farmers have mostly stopped doing this. I wonder if there has been some sort of city regulation against it put into place now that more people (and many of them seem pretty well-off) have moved into the area. Like you, I kind of liked the smell. Although it was sometimes too powerful for me, still it smelled like fall and the changing of the seasons.
19 Oct 2011 2:07pm
Thanks for highlighting the hard work done by farming women. It has always bothered me that only the men were called farmers, while their wives did just as much hard work on the farm.
19 Oct 2011 3:54pm
@Anita: Thank you for the lovely comment. I completely agree.
Such hard, seemingly thankless, work this is. A fine record of her efforts.
21 Oct 2011 2:16am
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