Causeway “Villain Beating”

I’ve always wanted to take pictures of these but never got the courage to. Now I guess I don’t have to. Reblogged from http://yanyilaurama.wordpress.com 🙂

Yanyi Laura Ma


Under Canal Road Flyover, villain-beaters (da-shiu-ren), like Ms. Wong make a living by warding off gossipers or villains for around $50 HKD per beating. The ritual includes using a slipper to beat a paper doll with the villain’s name written on it, followed by a blessing for the customer.

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