Mother And Children Riding A Motorcycle Together

Mother and children riding a motorcycle together
Shot at Kanoman market in Cirebon, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A mother and her children, riding a motorcycle together, turned their vague gaze to the camera

The back side of Kanoman market in Cirebon was spacious and peaceful. The hustle and bustle of the market was no longer here, even though it was not far from the busy market buildings. The road seemed to lead to a residential area, where people on motorcycles occasionally rode past.

A group of parents and children were astride a motorcycle parked on the side of the road. The mother was at the wheel, the girl was in front of her, and the boy was in the back. The three of them were riding together on the same motorbike. In Southeast Asia, it is not uncommon to see people riding a motorcycle with three passengers. I'm not sure if it's because they don't have the capacity for two people like we do in Japan, or if they think it's not wrong to ride because they can. Given the lax atmosphere in Southeast Asia, I suspect the latter, but I'm not sure.

The mother with the tattoo on her arm was not wearing a hijab, let alone a helmet. Indonesia is a country where Muslims make up the majority, but I guess this mother is not a Muslim. It is said that there are many overseas Chinese living in the city of Cirebon, so this mother may be a non-Muslim overseas Chinese.

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PHOTO DATA

No

11796

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

January 24, 2021

Place

Cirebon, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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