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Mending Broken Bowls Author: Wu Rhang-Nung


Mending broken bowls was a trade no longer in existence. Though it was only a small practice, yet it could be seen quite often on the streets forty or fifty years ago, like sharpening knives, mending umbrellas, or repairing shoes. Though it was a trivial business, it surely reminded us of the old times. The menders' skill, the tools they used, everything provoked admiration for the clever thoughts of the Chinese.

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