This man with his trained bear is seen at all times of the year. The bear is called a “kou hsiung” or “dog bear” because it is about the size of a large dog.
The dog is trained to
(1) swing a “ch’a” or fork like implement used by Chinese soldiers in ancient times.
(2) use a “hu ch’eng tzu” or “tiger stretcher” like the medicine man who salls “kao yuo” or plasters.
(3) put on a hat like that worn by officials in the time of the Manchus.