Monday, October 4, 2010

Another Roadside Attraction

Roadside Clothing Vendors
by Pa Rock
Cultural Explorer

Saturday on the drive north from Peace Park we came to a group of roadside shops just south of Itoman.  It seemed like a good place to take a break.  There were a group of mama-sans selling tourist clothing, flowery shirts and things like that.  I tried to glance casually at one as a possible gift for a grandson, but as my eyes drifted shirt-ward, mama-san grabbed it from the line and held it in front of my face.  "Discount!"  She yelled proudly.  After being scared by her unbridled capitalism, I fled onto a side street where I enjoyed an afternoon ice cream cone.
A Variety of Okinawa Shisas - Half Dog / Half Lion
A Pair of Shisas Protect Most Okinawan homes.

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