Photos, Stories and articles on East Asia
Any guesses? One hint only: it is several meters tall.
Concrete Rice Bowl?
Monument to Taiko drumming in some rural Japanese town.
Giant mochi pounding apparatus of the gods?
What Oni use to make mochi?
Memorial to the first person to invent concrete bunny ears for TVs.
Gretchen’s post wasn’t there when I sounded in so I think that we are on to something….
An apparatus on which one can wrap the rope line of an anchor.
Either that, or two of the brooms from Disney’s “Sorceror’s Apprentice” are riding the teacups, and leaning back while they spin that disc they have in the center of the cup…
It’s what sumo wrestlers use to grind up their medication (because swallowing 30 horse pills takes too long).
Roy, we deserve an answer now.
Or at least a hint.
It’s a monument in the square of a village of migrant Taiwanese aborigine workers who moved from the lovely east coast countryside to the outskirts of Taipei. Sorry to seem cheap, but I honestly don’t know what it’s supposed to represent. The full gallery of the place is on Flickr, but I’m not doing a full blog post until I get around to writing the accompanying text.
Great. And there I was trying to place this in a *Japanese* cultural context….
You know, it COULD be a mochi pounder thing. The Amis are known for making excellent mochi.
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