Through the Sandbox Lens #19 — Rice Drying — Rural Korea

Posted by on Nov 6, 2010 in Through the Sandbox Lens, Uncategorized | 11 comments

I am always fascinated when I see Korean farmers drying their rice on the road. The rice is spread on black mesh and left to dry. What I wonder about is “Why doesn’t the rice blow away?” I thought this was an appropriate photo for today as I head out for a weekend in rural Korea. The tour is a freebie offered by the Korean government. I’ll be posting all about it next week.

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  1. I’m guessing there’s no wind over there.

    • Ha Ha Ryan 🙂 It’s a mystery!

  2. Wow, what a great sight! It reminds me back home in Indonesia, in my grandma’s grave (the kind that has floor about 2×3 m, but no roof or wall), crackers (krupuk) maker used the flat surface of the pavement, and even on the top of where the body is, to sun dried the krupuk. Usually when we arrived there, somebody would come to grab those krupuk and drying in above different grave

    • Thanks Dina. That’s an interesting custom. Definitely one that I wasn’t familiar with.

  3. Hi nancy. you have a great page here. love the lay out. Have a great week.

  4. That’a a fantastic photo – never seen anything like it! Maybe the wind doesn’t blow in Korea? 🙂

  5. Oh wow, what an amazing photo, nice capture.

  6. Ha Ha. It’s cold and windy here today!

  7. FAKE! ,,,,,clearly the rice is super glued to the road

  8. Looks like the track around the ol’ high school football field. I have seen similar set ups in Malaysia. Great photo but I am glad I do not have to farm rice. Looks like a lot of work.


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