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TRADITIONS & UTENSILS

  

 

 

  applying jieba dots

 

China

 

In The Legend Of Kung Fu at the Red Theatre in Beijing, an old Shaolin abbot burns jieba dots (fig.) on the head of a novice with an incense stick.

 

The practice, which scars and can be rather painful, has in the past been banned by the Chinese government, but is since 2007 again partially allowed.

 

  applying jieba dots