Chinese Men & their Songbirds, Xian

Part of their culture, this ritual is well alive in China.  Chinese men from a long tradition walk their caged birds in public parks.  The cages hang on nearby trees, covered with a cloth, so the birds don’t wake too early, while the men sit on benches and patiently wait for the birds to sing.  It is some kind of a hobby for the men and a distraction from vice.

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View of a man walking his caged songbirds, perhaps on his way home leaving the park.

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