Joss Sticks

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Joss sticks are common in Chinese temples, which give off a distinct aroma, and any day you are in a Chinese temple, you will see joss sticks being burnt. These ones are the more traditional sticks, long and thin, colored either red or yellow (auspicious colors) and are lit and placed in large containers filled with sand so the sticks will stand upright. A devotee will light their joss sticks, make a pray request while bowing, and finally staking them into the sand. The burn times often exceed an hour.

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