Saturday, September 18, 2010

Buddha Pears

Something magical happened when a clever Chinese farmer took a very Zen approach to growing ordinary fruit. He created tiny praying Buddhas out of pears by encasing the young pears in molds while they're still on the tree. As they grow they have no choice but to take the shape of the figure.

I bet it is amazing to see an orchid of pear trees growing hundreds of tiny Buddhas but I don't know if I could actually eat one. It's kinda like a piece of art and really, are you suppose to eat a Buddha?