The shirtless butcher cut the pork

Butcher cutting pork
Shot at Khlong Toei Market in Bangkok, Thailand
Related Photos

I passed by a butcher during walking around the market. Many pieces of pork were set out in the storefront and some legs of pigs were hung from the ceiling. And a chubby man worked at the counter. He was shirtless and cut the pork into pieces with a knife in his hand. A Phra Kruang, a kind of amulet was seen on his chest. Because he noticed me holding my gear, he worked while breaking into a smile.

It is said that Thai people preferred to eat pork much than beef, for it is believed that the father of the Buddhist deity of mercy is born again as a cow. So they hesitate to eat beef.

日本語
Mention via Mention via Read Later with
Apr 2018 PEOPLE THAILAND
See all photos taken in Bangkok »

Some Photographing Locations outside Japan

See all Locations »

Some Categories by subject

PHOTO DATA

No

10538

Shooting Date

Sep 2017

Posted On

April 28, 2018

Modified On

September 9, 2020

Place

Khlong Toei Market, Thailand

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

Where is Khlong Toei Market?

PREV & NEXT