Nun Walking With Umbrella

Nun walking with umbrella
Shot in Dalah, Myanmar tetsuOzawa

A Buddhist nun wearing a pink Kasaya walked while putting an umbrella up

Leaving the small village, I was moving while sitting on the seat of a pedicab. The street I moved was wide and I could see shops in spots. Sometimes, I asked the driver for stopping the vehicle to take photos. This time, I also asked him for stopping because I found some Buddhist nuns walking the street.

The major religion in Myanmar was Theravada Buddhism. So it was not uncommon to become a priest for both men and women here. Besides, to become a priest was officially admitted to women in this country, unlike in Thailand. I saw nuns along with monks during walking around the city. All of them had close-cropped hair and it was difficult to estimate whether the person was male or female by seeing their faces. Yet what they wore was depended on the sex. The monks wore a brown Kasaya and the nuns wore a pink Kasaya in this country. The person who became a priest in this photo wore a pink Kasaya. So she was a nun.

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Where is Dalah?

PHOTO DATA

No

10841

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

December 25, 2018

Place

Dalah, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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