Paper tigers 'feast' on some fatty pork and rice before they are 'sacrificed' in a 'villain hitting' ceremony in Wanchai.
Canon 5D Mk II with 24-70 f2.8 lens
Who would have thought that sorcery was still alive down between the glittering skyscrapers of Hong Kong. Canal Road flyover, a stone's throw from uber chic Times Square in Causeway Bay is home to the psychic practice of 'villain hitting'.
This is a type of folk sorcery used to curse one's enemies. The client writes the name of the villain on a sheet of paper (which is usually adorned with illustrations of human bodies). This paper is then beaten by the villain hitter (usually an old lady) with a shoe. The beaten paper is then placed inside the paper tiger and burnt.
March 6, or Jingzhe in the Chinese lunar calendar, is one of the most popular dates for villain hitting and the villain hitters were out in force.