Women were working surrounded by baskets of quail eggs

Women working among basket filled with Quail eggs
Shot in Bago, Myanmar ©Tetsu Ozawa
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There were baskets piled up in the storefront, and the women were working surrounded by the baskets. Each basket was filled with quail eggs. These women seemed to be sorting the eggs. One after another, they picked up a small egg to check its condition. With such a large number of eggs, it must take a long time to sort through them all. The women were working quietly. They didn't even notice that I had stopped right in front of them.

In my travels in Myanmar, I often see people selling quail eggs. People in Myanmar like to eat quail eggs. People buy boiled eggs and pick them up on the roadside or in the bus when they get hungry. Here, they are treated like a snack.

In Japan, quail eggs are only associated with Chinese rice bowls and Chop suey, but here, people young and old eat them as if they were a small snack. I don't know why quail eggs are so popular in Myanmar. Perhaps it is because quail eggs are easier to raise than chickens, and quail eggs are much cheaper.

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Aug 2019 MYANMAR PEOPLE

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PHOTO DATA

No

11140

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

August 11, 2019

Modified On

October 11, 2021

Place

Bago, Myanmar

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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