Incense Stick

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History Of Timekeeping Devices - Early Timekeeping Devices - AD 1 – AD 1500 - Incense Clocks
... In addition to water, mechanical, and candle clocks, incense clocks were used in the Far East, and were fashioned in several different forms ... Incense clocks were first used in China around the 6th century in Japan, one still exists in the Shōsōin, although its characters are not Chinese, but Devanagari ... Schafer speculated that incense clocks were invented in India ...

Famous quotes containing the words stick and/or incense:

    One stick of kindling alone will not light a fire.
    Chinese proverb.

    You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)