HW#3: Photographing and Describing Composition: Oyakodon

The image is of an oyakodon which is a Japanese rice bowl dish consisting of egg, chicken, scallions and various other ingredients used as a garnish. In English oyakodon literally means parent child bowl and is supposed to be a representation of life. In this photograph the the egg is placed on top the rice serving as a canvas for the garnishes in a sense. On top of the egg, are the fish cakes which are sliced julienne and then sprinkled around the egg like grass. On top of that is a combination of the sliced scallion and sliced seaweed which represent life as plant life. Finally the slices of pickled radishes represent the sun which represents how the sun provides energy for everything on the Earth.

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