Short shots of Chinese scenes including the "Ceremony of Fire".
Group of Chinese men in ceremonial robes stand in two rows - some play instruments. L/S of a statue being placed in a fire. L/S of large number of men marching past the camera. "The actual Ceremony of Fire - - never before photographed for motion pictures." C/U of a man playing a large drum. L/S of a man bowing beside a statue. L/S of man walking through a tunnel. Moving shot of river scene in China - the river passes through a town. People cross the river on a bridge.
Note: this is a section of a "Walter Futter's Curiosities" film. Probably bought in by Pathe for reuse. Most of the intertitles are missing.
Safety neg only.