Japanese traditional rural thatched house. From the book Japan Country Living: Spirit, Tradition, Style by Amy Sylvester Katoh, photographs by Shin Kimura, Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland Vermont and Tokyo, Japan, 1993. Kimura's work has also appeared in Met Home and Paris Vogue.
This is Mrs. Polehugger “gettin’ her kicks,” just like the song suggests, “on route 66!” I have no idea what this woman’s real name is but I do know she holds onto poles wherever she goes. She is really hugging America’s Mother Road, as John Steinbeck called Route 66 in his 1940 novel the Grapes of Wrath.