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Smells will


Fragrant Culture Course



As early as the Song Dynasty, Pinxiang was one of the "four kinds of meddling" among literati. At that time, there were already a lot of Agarwood in Dongguan, Hong Kong and other places. At that time, agarwood was transported by land to Tsim Sha Tsui, and then transported by sampan to Aberdeen, and then transported to mainland China, Southeast Asia, and even Arabia. Later, "Hong Kong" became the name of the entire island. According to investigations, many ancient villages in the Song and Ming Dynasties in Hong Kong also use Agarwood as a feng shui tree. It is speculated that Hong Kong is not only an agarwood re-export port, but also an important base for the production of agarwood in ancient times. It is a pity that the residents were forced to relocate to the mainland due to the delimitation order in the early Qing Dynasty, which caused Hong Kong to leave the traditional industry of agarwood production to be abandoned. It was not until after World War II that a large number of traditional incense manufacturers came to Hong Kong from Guangdong, and Hong Kong once again became an important traditional incense production base for Chinese at home and abroad and one of Hong Kong's important traditional industries.

Now, because traditional incense is closely related to traditional religion, with the change of the times, the traditional incense industry has also declined with the decline of religious activities. Incense, whether in ancient times or after World War II, has inextricably linked to Hong Kong and is the root of Hong Kong’s culture. Therefore, as Hong Kong people, we need to preserve the traditional incense culture, change the public’s one-sided stereotype of it, and take The attitude of continuous reform and innovation is a link between the past and the next, and promotes this intangible cultural heritage. We cannot make Hong Kong a port without fragrance.

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