Friday’s Photo of the Week (Baked Yams Man)

Piping hot baked yams!

Piping hot baked yams!

This is closely related to my pic about Small Businesses, but I love everything about this picture and this character.

He showed up in front of the school recently, setting up shop right around lunchtime but I couldn’t figure out what, exactly, he sold.

There is a metal box with an open bottom in the middle with a fire burning and nine circular slots in it, when I managed to mime to him I wanted to see inside the round holes he nodded and pulled open one to show me… yams! This is one of the things I love about China and Asia, finding niche markets. He *just* sells baked yams. That’s it.

When I took his picture today, well, the pride on his face is evident.

And he gave me a yam for free!

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One thought on “Friday’s Photo of the Week (Baked Yams Man)

  1. Yay! The Yam Man! My friend Richard says that the Yam Man is the true sign of fall in Japan. When you hear his call, you a) get a yam and b) worry about winter coming. =D xo Have a yam for me!

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