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Fire-Spouting -- A Stunt in Peking Opera


Fire-spoutingis one of the stunts in Peking Opera and can only be mastered after hard training. This special technique is often used to describe ghosts.

Usually, the performer has a tube of rosin powder previously hidden in his mouth. He blows the powder toward a torch held by another person, which then burns fiercely. It seems that the flame spurts out of his mouth.

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