As usually KZ would like to apologize for the slowness in writing posts.. there’s just an overwhelming load of offline activities going on.. classes.. courses.. workshops… making incenses.. hosting events.. and even taking association members overseas for a trip! (if you would like to see if KZ is active.. you can always follow me on instagram at Aloeswoods.) Between the 21st to the 25th of September this year, both me and Jingxintang led an entourage from the Incense Culture Association of Singapore to visit and stay at a lovely private and exclusive incense clubhouse in Hangzhou, China.
The River over which the clubhouse was built, includes a boat that can be floated onto the river where people can have tea, incense or other activities on cruise.
One of the Incense Rooms
Nearing the source of the River. Hydroelectric power is produced.
A magical spring
Natural mountain Spring water flows over the rocks
Members carrying mountain spring water they collected to brew tea later
Peace and Tranquility
Tea and Incense Event
Remnants of the fireworks we had set
Japanese Style Incense Room
Lots of incense tools and implements
Meticulously Crafted incense tools
Incense Burner display
Incense Tools display
West Lake at Hangzhou
Ling Yin Temple
Bronze Carving by a National level Master~
The entrance to the clubhouse
One of the Tea drinking areas at the clubhouse
Giant Root Sculpture museum! gigantic and meticulously carved pieces! There are several thousand root carvings at this private “temple”/”museum”. This root pictured here is probably over 8 tons, would have belonged to a tree that is several thousand years old.
This guy is just so impressive.. so many lovely root carvings.. hundreds of gigantic bonsais, and even built his own pagoda!
Fire Works that we that we had set off
Set up for Tea appreciation in the evenings
Bronze Calligraphy, written with molten bronze
Jing Xin Tang hosting a tea session
Members enjoying the evening events
Where to next?… probably.. taiwan? japan?… some other parts of china? 😀