Shoppers In Kanoman Market

Shoppers in Kanoman Market
Shot at Kanoman market in Cirebon, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

A large number of women wearing hijabs and chadors came to the Kanoman market

As I turned the same corner that many people were turning, I found the market I was looking for. The market was called the Kanoman Market. It was an old-fashioned market with many small stores inside a large building, which might be called a shopping mall when the building is renovated. It was not very big, but it was crowded with local people.

There were two large buildings in the market and in between them was a street that I was not sure if I could call the main street. I stopped in the middle of the main street and watched the traffic. It was a market that mainly dealt in fresh food, so many of the shoppers were women with hijabs or chadors covering their hair. The men who could be seen mixed in with the women seemed to be delivery men or Becak drivers.

As I set up my camera, a woman wearing a chador walked toward me from the other side. She seemed to have finished her shopping and was carrying a black plastic bag in her hand. She was also carrying a large wallet in her hand. She looked like female office workers going to have lunch in a Japanese office district. In Bangkok, Thailand, I saw young women buying lunch at a food stall with large wallets in their hands, and in Myanmar, I saw women with large wallets walking around the market. In Myanmar, women with large wallets were seen strolling around the market. In Indonesia, there are probably many women who carry large wallets in their hands while shopping.


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Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

January 16, 2021


Cirebon, Indonesia


Street Photography





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