At the riverside of the fishing village in Dalah, several fishing boats were being repaired on the shore. The wooden boat in this photo was one such boat. Beside it, a man in a longyi was squatting down and repainting the hull with a brush in his hand. He was painting with a serious face, and I could tell that he was working carefully.
When I saw him, the man was painting white. The hull of the ship was painted in several colors other than white. The man seemed to be trying to decorate the ship with various colors. This kind of sensation is not common among Japanese people. If he was Japanese, he might use more simple colors. However, people in Myanmar seemed to like to use more colorful colors. I often see people wearing colorful hats in downtown Yangon, too.
By the way, Myanmar's national flag is also colored with four colors. Yellow is for national unity, green for peace and rich natural environment, and red for courage and determination. And the white star in the center is said to signify Myanmar's unity geographically and ethnically. In this context, the man may be trying to express his sense of unity with someone else by painting it white.
|Dec 2018 MYANMAR PEOPLE|
|BRUSH DALAH FISHING BOAT LONGYI MAN|
December 11, 2018
November 17, 2020
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