Protected only by sheepskin and straw hats, Chinese blacksmiths hurl “molten metal against the walls of Nuanquan village in Hebei province to celebrate the end of the Lunar New Year celebrations.” This produces a fireworks-like show known as Dashuhua. Continue reading for a video.

As the metal strikes the cold wall is explodes in a shower of sparks, most of which rebound back over the performer. The patterns made by the quickly solidifying molten metal across the cold brick of the wall given the performance its name of Dashuhua, or tree flower.

[via DailyMail]