Betel Leaves On Table

Man making Kun
Shot in the city of Yangon, Myanmar tetsuOzawa

The man just made Kun in a stall on the sidewalk

A table was placed on the edge of the sidewalk in the central Yangon. And a young man wearing a vivid waterly T-shirt took the table to himself. His longyi was a blue-and-aqua checked. Some betel leaves were kept wide open on it. And he sprinkled the content of a small can on the leaves. He was just making Kun. He was a kun seller and was on duty now. At any rate, the local people like to chew Kun so much. The Kun sellers like him did business everywhere in the city. The Kun could be in high demand in this country.

He made effectually while carrying a small bag in the crook of his arm. Yet he didn't seem happy. He looked as if he was bored. I thought he could attract much more customers if he worked much more happily.

JP

What is Betel?

The betel (Piper betle) is a vine of the family Piperaceae, which includes pepper and kava. Betel leaf is mostly consumed in Asia, and elsewhere in the world by some Asian emigrants, as betel quid or in paan, with Areca nut and/or tobacco. In India and Sri Lanka, a sheaf of betel leaves is traditionally offered as a mark of respect and auspicious beginnings. Occasions include greeting elders at wedding ceremonies, celebrating the New Year, and offering payment to Ayurvedic physicians and astrologers (to whom money and/or areca nut, placed on top of the sheaf of leaves, are offered in thanks for blessings).

Where is Yangon?

PHOTO DATA

No

10866

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

January 19, 2019

Place

Yangon, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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