Chinese People Taking Their Pet Cabbages For A Walk – Design You Trust

Chinese People Taking Their Pet Cabbages For A Walk

China celebrates labor day every year on May 1. The holiday is commonly known as the May Day holiday and it spans a total of roughly 3 days (4 if you’re lucky). During the holiday, millions travel across the country and various activities are held. It’s generally an all around good time.

During this year’s festival, a series of young people too hip for the rest of society were spotted dragging heads of cabbage on leashes. The whole thing was an art project by Chinese artist Han Bing! Han has been walking cabbages across the world for the last 14 years!

h/t: kotaku

One man explains the reason as such: “A quintessentially Chinese symbol of sustenance and comfort for poor Chinese turned upside down. If a full stock of cabbage for the winter was once a symbol of material well-being in China, nowadays the nouveau riche have cast aside the modest (monotonous) cabbage in favor of ostentatious gluttony in fancy restaurants where waste signifies status… Yet, for the poor and struggling, the realities of cabbage as a subsistence bottom line have not changed—what’s changed is the value structure that dictates what—and who—is valuable or worthless in Chinese society.”

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Underwater Wedding in Bora-Bora
Chinese Artist Hides Optical Illusions in Plain Sight
Japan Turns Competitive Pillow Fighting Into An Art Form
Cold Winter on Mount Washington
Graveyard of The Bikes: Aerial Photos of China's Failed Share-Cycle Scheme Show Mountains of Damaged Bikes
Real Fire Truck Converted In Authentic And Cozy Log Cabin
"One Photo, Four Seasons": This Is How 8 Different Locations Around The World Look Across The Four Seasons
Costumed Characters Converge On Spanish Town
Elderly Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Over 10,000 Trees in China
Cool Cartography: The Art Of Mapmaking
The Story Of David Glasheen, A Real Life Robinson Crusoe
Harvesting a Tea Plantations in Himalayas
Re-Imagine The Bathing Concept: There’s A Floating Sauna On A Lake In Seattle
Travel Times To Cities Around The World
"Live The Martian Experience": Get A Taste Of Life On Mars At The Sun City Camp
Cozy School Bus Conversion
This Unique New Bookstore In China Is Filled With Optical Illusions
Abandoned As A Baby Due To Albinism, Xueli Grew Up To Become A Vogue Model
Stunning Color Pictures Of The Daily Life At The Rio Beaches In The Late 1970s
First Sahara Desert Snow Miracle In 40 Years Captured In Stunning Photographs
Woman Discovers Penis-Shaped Island on Google Earth
Naughty, Heroic, Mysterious and Fascinating Asian Girls in Superb Illustrations by Zeen Chin
This Instagram Account Collects The Saddest-Sounding Places On Earth
The Photographer Has Travelled The Western Australian Coast Since The Early 90s, Capturing Clotheslines In All Their Glory