Bashful Clerk

Bashful clerk working in a noodle making shop
Shot at Chenggong Market in Taipei, Taiwan Tetsu Ozawa

The female clerk working at a noodle-making shop at Chenggong Market was bashful

While wandering through the Chenggong Market, I came to a shop selling noodles. However, it was not a restaurant that sells ramen noodles. It was a shop that sold the noodles themselves. A dough cutting machine was set up in the small shop, and the shopkeepers cut the dough into noodle shapes and put them into plastic bags to sell them. This was a small noodle factory in a market.

Noodle dishes such as ramen, udon and soba are very popular in Japan as well. However, most people would not go to a noodle factory to buy noodles. To begin with, it is rare to see a noodle factory in Japan. But in Taiwan, it may be common to buy freshly made noodles to eat at home at a noodle factory.

Anyway, this noodle factory seemed to be very popular and there was a constant stream of people coming to buy them. The woman in this photo seemed to be busy with her order. When I pointed the camera at her, she smiled shyly at me, though she didn't stop working.


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Shooting Date

Jul 2019

Posted On

December 4, 2019


Taipei, Taiwan


Street Photography