Today my friend Domenic and I rode to the checkpoint above Guguan on Highway 8, where the guards turned us back as the road is still under construction. But on the way there, on 8 roughly 400 meters past the last 7-11 outside of Dongshih, we passed this cool shop that sells painted and carved gourds.
The shop not only sells gourds, it also fixes motorcycles.
Gourds ready for further processing. Or sale, as the case may be.
The owner told me the green one was $500 NT.
There are lamps in the back there.
The owner grows his own gourds, in fantastic shapes and sizes.
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