In 1986, the Doi Moi policy was launched in Vietnam. In the 1990’s, the results of economic stability and growth began to appear. And explosive growth began in 2000. I first visited Vietnam in 1998, and I was able to fully feel the momentum of economic growth. At that time, I stayed in Ho Chi Minh City, but the number of motorcycles was overwhelming. I got the impression that motorcycles are prioritized over cars. I saw many women riding motorcycles dashingly wearing the traditional Vietnam costume Ao Dai.
The photo was taken in Ho Chi Minh City in 2015. There were still many motorcycles, but the car society also penetrated, and the road was shared by cars and motorcycles. And I could hardly see a woman wearing Ao Dai among the riders. I felt the changing times.
（Image: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam）