The workers at this stand maintain a table of offerings.
The back of this Hawker Centre has a market for fresh food.
Salt, E. Jiangsu. This image and all others identified as ecasia000072 through ecasia000278, are scans of images from the James Thorp Collection, Earlham College. An explanation and description of the collection and its origin are included in the description of image I.D. ecasia000072, the first Thorp image presented in this project collection.
The dominant landscape in Japan is still rural. More than half of the arable land is given over to rice cultivation, and 90% of the laborers are farmers. But 84% of the land area is mountainous- which means that each acre of tillable land must support 3,400 persons. The comparable figure for China is 1,400 while for the U.S. it is only 270 persons. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script" was to accompany a slide show of the images for his family and others.
Women daily buy fresh fish. Products of the sea are the chief source of protein in the Japanese diet. --This was the description to accompany this image as written by Arthur O. Rinden, the photographer. His description, which he referred to as a "script", was to accompany a slide show of the images for family and others.
Although the Japanese don't traditionally like cheeses, more people eat cheese these days. This grocery store has an impressive selection although this is *just* a regular super market.
Bread, or pan, comes in many creative flavors.
Cartong of milk (gyunu) for sale.
Meals at ryokan (traditional inns, or "guest houses") are elaborate and delicious.
Coffee Jelly, "Purin", and "Banana Purin", different types of jello in Japan.
Dried sea weed (nori) is an essential part of a balanced Japanese diet.
Pouring vessel shaped like a goose; dating to the Song dynasty but made to look like an ancient vessel. The bronze is inlaid with gold and silver. The goose's neck serves as the spout; the vessel also features a handle at the top to aid in pouring, and is supported by the goose's two legs.
High-end rice cookers for sale in a department store.
Some overly complex refrigerators on display.
A display of high-tech coffee makers and juicers.
Mino ware, Nezumi Shino type.
Brendan Eagan enjoys a dinner of sushi at a "rolling sushi" restaurant (the food comes to you on a conveyer belt) with his host family in Nagasaki.
Pedestrians on a busy sidewalk in Japan find a jungle of McDonalds carts, traffic, and subway entries.
A display at a candy store.
On our way to Hiroshima, we made a brief stop at Okayama, in the middle of picturesque rice-fields.
Thick white noodles called udon are available in noodle-stands all around Japan.
This is a display of some Korean food involving a cold noodle dish called chapchae, the drink is a traditional cold tea called sujungkwa, and there is a spicy thick rice cake dish called ddukboki. Seoul, South Korea.
It is not unusual to see many kinds of cakes of elaborate design being sold in bakeries. Most celebrations such as birthdays or special occasions involve this kind of cake. Many people are seen carrying boxes of these. If one goes to Korea, be sure to buy one of these for a special occasion: they're quite inexpensive.
This is a photo of a woman preparing a fish for a customer.
These kinds of food stands are located all over the streets of Seoul. They sell a variety of Korean food and are made on the spot. Unless you have adjusted to the food in Korea, wait a little before trying these items, but they are worth trying.