Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Some colourful images of actors at a Beijing opera by Uncle Fatso.

It's always fascinating to see how disguise is so prevalent in Asian art and culture. It's almost impossible to see the real face of the actors with all the make-up. In other Asian countries, masks play a big role in the art scene.

This is perhaps a sign of how Asians generally do not show their real self in public to help maintain harmony in society, unlike the more confrontational Westerners who generally like to impose their will on others.

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