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Large earthenware jugs

Qianmen Hutong 前门胡同

These jugs contain traditional Chinese alcoholic beverages. White lightening is too mild a term for it. In small quantities, it is quite flavorful. The jugs have been made like this for at least the past 100 years, according to the proprietor of the shop.

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Last update: August 2009
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