|Ear cleaning in the park|
Photo Credit: Iain MacLean
Actually, this is a glimpse into the city of Chengdu, where you can have your ears cleaned by a professional in one of the many outdoor tea houses.
Dating back since the Song dynasty, professional ear cleaners wander around tea houses offering their services. They carry with them a variety of instruments, long sticks with attachments at the end: goose feather brushes that tickle, tiny scoops for gathering ear wax, razors to remove ear hair, and tuning forks that create relaxing vibrations. A professional ear cleaner knows how to access the ears acupressure points, creating a pleasant, meditative experience.
And when your ears have been cleaned and groomed, you can resume sipping your tea.
|Photo Credit: Aidan Whiteley|