Specialities, galore

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Straw hats?

On the face of it, this shop only seemed to sell lanterns. As noted in an earlier post, shops in Guangzhou seem to have very narrow specialities. The shop next door to them, sold only umbrellas. Most certainly understandable as, Guangzhou can, at times, be a very wet place to live in. As for lanterns, the occasion only comes once a year. Maybe twice.


Shoppers shop.jpg

and umbrellas?

Straw shoes and umbrellas: A Korean folk tale telling of two brothers. One who sold straw shoes, the other, umbrellas. One trade favoured the wet (umbrellas) while the favoured hot, dry weather (straw shoes). Their mother despaired that neither could prosper at the same time.