Incense making factory enjoys historic legacy

24 Da-Cheng

The history of Taiwan’s Da-Ching Incense Making Factory can be traced back to more than 150 years ago when the ancestors of the present owners started selling joss papers and sticks as a family business.

The actual incense-making factory was first established by their great-grandfather Mr. Mao-Gui Hsieh in 1945. It is now a fourth-generation operated family business headed by Mr. Po-Chuan Hsieh. It has succeeded in keeping the traditional skill alive in a modern society. Although, like so many other businesses, they are facing the problem of the soaring price of the raw material and decreasing uses of incense, they are resolved to pass the skill down to the future generations.

Thanks to International Wood Culture Society and orientally yours on Tumblr.com.

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