Butcher Cutting Happily

Butcher cutting happily
Shot at Chenggong Market in Taipei, Taiwan Tetsu Ozawa

The butcher working at Chenggong Market was cutting happily with a kitchen knife

Many things were sold in the Chenggong Market in Taipei. There are commodities and foodstuffs for sale as well. In Chinese culture, there is no such thing as a food ban. There is no prohibition against eating beef as the Hindus do, or pork as the Muslims do. The Chinese are said to eat everything with four legs except for a desk and a chair, so there was a variety of meat available in the market. The internal organs are also on the shelves. I don't think internal organs are often served at Chinese restaurants in Japan, but it seems to be common to eat them in this market.

After wandering around the market, I came to one of the many butcher shops. A man wearing an apron was working there. He had a small kitchen knife in his right hand and was holding a chunk of meat in his left hand. Was it pork? The man was in the middle of slaughtering the meat with the knife in his hand. I was watching his handiwork. When the man noticed that I was holding the camera, he smiled at me without stopping his work.


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Shooting Date

Jul 2019

Posted On

December 4, 2019


Taipei, Taiwan


Street Photography



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