183 Beijing Operas - Pigsy Bajie - Number 246
Beijing Opera - "Old Gao's Village"
Pigsy Bajie with a rubbed-in black symbolic face is the leading character in the opera "Old Gao's Village." Pigsy is a monster. He transforms himself into a human being and marries Landlord Gao's daughter. When the Monk Sanzang and Monkey Sun Wukong pass through the village on their way to the west, Monkey subdues Pigsy and makes him a second disciple of Sanzang. Sanzang gives him the religious name of Bajie.
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