Deep inside the mountains along China's border with Myanmar, villagers sharpen their arrows to prepare for a hunt.
China’s open carry crossbow country
Their quarry: targets set up at the end of the range, as part of a crossbow compeition.
The Lisu people, a mostly Christian minority, use the crossbow. It is an indispensable part of their culture, dating back to 200 BC.
They proudly carry the weapon in public.
The local government says it is committed to the preservation of crossbow culture.