Carving tools used by a Rukai artisan.
A man stands by his shop, selling fresh crab.
A string instrument almost always used in performance of Okinawan traditional music. Said to be the prototype of the shamisen.
It's easy to figure out how long a trip will take if you're taking the subway or train in Japan... the schedules are eerily accurate.
Vendors sell clothes off of blankets spread out in the sidewalk in Taiwan. Also a common sight on the streets in China.
As shown in this diagram, a 'bo' bell required outer modls for the suspension loop at bottom, and for its top, a pair for the sides, and a core to occupy the interior, all locked together with keys fitted to mortises.
An end-blown bamboo flute that has no reed. Used to accompany folk songs and other traditional music, and also for performances of modern music.
Cover of TIME magazine-- May 10, 1954; a smiling Chou Enlai is backed up by a blood-smeared dragon trying to break out from behind the "Bamboo Curtain."