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Tue, Jan 23



Chinese Incense Workshop

DATE: Tuesday, January 23 TIME: 9:45 AM Registration, 10 AM to 12:30 PM COST: RMB 450 VENUE: 88 Xianxia Rd., 2/F, Room 11-22

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Chinese Incense Workshop
Chinese Incense Workshop

Time & Location

Jan 23, 2024, 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM


About the Event

For thousands of years incense have been used in China, not only for religious ceremonies, but as an artistic element in folklore. Since Neolithic times, Chinese people have burned stones and wood for aromatherapy. As spices were introduced to China through the Silk Road, incense became widely used in daily life for freshening clothes, traditional medicine, meditation, and religious rituals. It was considered elegant to use incense and during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), appreciating incense was considered one of the four “graceful daily things” to do, along with tea tasting, flower arranging, and arranging paintings on walls.

While in China the art of incense almost vanished over the centuries, in Japan the so-called “Kodo” remained popular and eventually spread to Taiwan, from which it returned to the Chinese mainland several years ago. Today in China, the art is called Xiang Dao, meaning “skill of making incense.” During this hands-on workshop you will understand the Chinese culture of incense, witness a traditional incense ceremony, blend natural incense materials, and create your own Chinese incense accessory (Xiang Pai).

Xiang Pai was a popular decoration used in ancient China, made with traditional Chinese patterns and designs, that was worn to show nobility and wealth, and to maintain health.


Tuesday, January 23


9:45 AM Registration, 10 AM to 12:30 PM


RMB 450


88 Xianxia Rd., 2/F, Room 11-22

(metro line 2 or 15 to Lou Shan Guan Road station, exit 2, 10-minute walk)


Please complete the online registration by January 19. The event costs must be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Amy Feldman, WeChat: ExpatAmy.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the event after receipt of confirmation, please notify us immediately by emailing If it's the day of the event, please ALSO notify the coordinator listed on the event by phone, text or WeChat.

If you need to cancel after January 19, our SEA cancellation policy applies which states you might still have to pay for your registered event, depending on the vendor. SEA will notify you to either collect or let you pay it at your next registered event.

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