April 17, 2009

The Yuba Man

A guy in a cart, going around houses and selling yuba, dried beancurd (also known as tofu skin). Once upon a time, going door-to-door to sell food and wares was standard practice; today it seems almost naive.

I like how this guy works, walking down the street alongside the Waseda University library and offering yuba to students. But what would they do with a bunch of tofu skin in their hands?

2 comments:

Tornadoes28 said...

I like the guy that sells the warm sweet potatoes.

Sachiko Shiota said...

Where I live, sweet potato guys and kerosene guys are a thing of the past. It's so strange to think of kids growing up without that reference.