Incense Seal Clocks

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Types - Powdered Incense Clocks
... Incense seal clocks are essentially specialized censers, that work through burning lines of powdered incense seals (香印, xiāng yìn in Chinese ko-dokei in Japanese) ... were used for similar occasions and events as the stick incense clock ... While religious purposes were of primary importance, these clocks were also popular at social gatherings, and were used by Chinese scholars and intellectuals ...

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