Friday, Jan. 4, 1924

Unkempt wooden barracks and canvas homes, piles of debris and muddy streets, lack of transportation and a decided shortness in many of the things that go to make up the good cheer expected in Tokyo during the New Year — all these combined felled to dampen the spirits of the "Edokko" (children of Tokyo) and New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day were happily spent.