In The Naked Island from Kaneto Shindô we see a pair of peasants growing crops on an island.

Some of their crops seem to be some kind of wheat. But they seem to grow something else, too.

What do they grow on the naked island?

You can watch the film on Youtube.

Wheat? enter image description here

A small bushy plant(to her left, not the big ones to the right): enter image description here


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According to the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow:

They grow a meager crop of potatoes and wheat to eat and to sell

They include a screenshot of an islander tending to grown wheat:


And here's a photo of potato plants with pointed leaves:


(Photo from Wikipedia by Fir0002/Flagstaffotos)


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