The workers at this stand maintain a table of offerings.
Durians are banned in Hawker Centers because of their strong smell, which some love and some hate.
A traditional way of selling ice cream.
A vendor prepares roasted chestnuts.
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.
A vegetable and fruit display, with prices listed. Oranges, persimmons, apples, grapes and peaches. --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.
Seaweed gathered and dried before packaging, is a valuable article of food. It furnishes flavor, iodine and salt. --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 images for his family and others.
Chilled coffees and teas in a local shop.
Various roots, mushrooms, and vegetables.
A shelf of soda and juices.
A close-up of some cheeses in a Japanese grocery store.
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.
Coffee Jelly, "Purin", and "Banana Purin", different types of jello in Japan.
Mochi (rice cakes) looking very delicious.
A vending machine offering hot and cold drinks in a subway station.
A close-up of a tea vending machine.
Subway stations aren't safe from the presence of vending machines - even ice-cream vending machines.
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.
This is a picture of the establishments that come to life in the night. We see that there is a bar/restaurant on the left, billiards and singing on the right, and a Starbucks coffee shop. This is what keeps Seoul entertained. Seoul, South Korea.
This everyday treat is a sheet of seaweed wrapped around rice, pieces of spam, egg, radish, and other various things as chosen by the eater.
In the busy outdoor markets of Seoul one may find that though there are many shops, there is not a lot of variety. In order to survive as an establishment, one must do anything that it takes to reel in the customers. At this particular restaurant, they display their food outside so that a customer (foreigner) may know what they may want to buy in order to settle their stomachs. Seoul, South Korea.
This is mild, sticky, cold noodle dish called Namyun. Seoul, South Korea.
This is a dumpling soup called mandugook. Seoul, South Korea.
Primarily along the shores of Korea, there are rows upon rows of various stands selling all assortments of seafood. Each customer and can handpick which fish they want to take home to eat.
This detail shows the haste with which this type of object was made in the swerving double lines at the top and the splashed ink trees on the right.