Art: Art at Work

Crows see a good deal of native folk art in Japan, and sheer away from it on sight. G.I.s got a chance to inspect the same art at closer range last week when the farmers of the little village of Narita topped off a four-day summer festival with an exhibition of their best new scarecrows.

Narita's 800 houses nestle in the rice paddies two hours west of Tokyo. All but 13 of the townspeople's 51 entries were eliminated before the show opened. The locally prominent portraitist Kiichi Okubo, who had been elected judge, thought they failed to meet the exacting best standards...

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