Glimpse of Chinese New Year, from Taiwanese incense maker whose products are key to tradition

February 16, 2015 5:30 AM

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Glimpse of Chinese New Year, from Taiwanese incense maker whose products are key to tradition

In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, Hsu Li-yen, 28, makes prayer offering incense sticks in his family shop to fill huge orders in the run up to the Chinese New Year in New Taipei City, Taiwan. After his mandatory 2-year military service, Hsu chose to learn the family craft from his uncle who currently runs the shop. “People like to go to temples (to pray) for a good start of the new year… they use incense and (fake) paper money to ask for a peaceful year ahead,” He plans to spend time with his family over the holidays and says, “I hope everyone can be healthy, safe, and happy throughout this new year.” (AP Photo/Wally Santana) (The Associated Press)

NEW TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan – After his mandatory 2-year military service, Hsu Li-yen chose to learn the family craft of incense-making from his uncle, who currently runs the family's shop.

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