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Here is one more joss stick picture for you.

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Incense sticks (or "joss sticks") are mainly used for religious reasons, to be burned at temples and all kinds of shrines. Some shop owners burn them in the morning hoping for a good business day. Also, they are also really good to keep the mosquito's away, but it would be a shame and disgrace to use one of these really beautiful (and nice smelling) ones for that.

Incense, incidentally, comes from the Latin verb "incendere", which means "to burn".

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THIS PICTURE shows red joss sticks stood up to dry. The picture was shot in a small village near Hue, somewhere on the road to visit the Imperial Tombs.

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2778 W: 35 N: 5589] (29916)
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