This is a scene in one of the many camps around Port Arthur. It is one of the streets between the tents. The background is formed by a hill, which protects the camp against the fire from the Russian forts. The place was laid out by the army engineers, slightly slanting, so as to afford a good drainage. Ditches were dug which quickly carried off the surface water, so that even a rainstorm did little harm to the camp. The two soldiers shown in the picture have just brought a tin case with biscuits or hard tack to vary the diet of their comrades, who welcome such a change from the everlasting rice and dried fish with great pleasure and gratitude toward the Emperor, who thus shows his loving care for his soldiers in the field. The photographer just happened along as the two men had deposited their load and easily persuaded them to pose for their picture.