[Explanation] Zhao Qiushi, who is over 60 years old, is the inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage of Shaanxi Province, the art of making incense with Yizhe Yeast. His ancestors have made incense for more than 200 years.

When he was young, he often went to Zhongnanshan to collect medicine with his grandmother, and helped with chores in the incense making workshop at home.

Under the influence of his ears and eyes, he became very interested in making incense.

  Zhao Qiushi said that every year he would follow the seasons and go to Zhongnan Mountain to pick different herbs at a fixed time.

It is a kind of "practice" in the process of making incense to walk through the narrow path and climb the mountain with an altitude of more than 3,000 meters.

  Making incense requires not only manpower, but also "time and place".

Choose pure natural raw materials, dry and grind the prepared Chinese herbal medicine according to a certain proportion, use the main fragrance as the introduction, and add auxiliary fragrance to embellish, and add yeast to the ground Chinese herbal medicine for fermentation. It usually takes three months to complete the fragrance making.

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  Yizhe yeast incense production is listed as an intangible cultural heritage in Shaanxi Province. Its unique feature is that it passes through a yeast fermentation process, a 99-day fermentation process, that is, puts all the herbs in the urn Inside or inside the vat, after being covered, its nest leaves.

The fragrance powder and spices it produces last a long time, and all these compatible medicines are purified with medicinal yeast.

  [Explanation] With the development of the times, people's material pursuits are getting higher and higher. Zhao Qiushi has extended the appearance of incense products, and there are various forms such as incense sticks, tower incense, and face powder.

At the same time, the product categories have also been expanded, and products such as vanilla tea, incense brand, and belly button stickers are constantly "new".

  In order to be able to spread the "fragrance culture" to young people, Zhao Qiushi not only opened a studio to invite people to experience it for themselves, but also used webcasting and other means to disseminate relevant knowledge to narrow the distance between the public and "fragrance culture".

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  I also want to tell these young people or our craftsmen that this live broadcast is nothing, just sit there and broadcast live, show your good handicrafts, and let more people learn.

Take out your good products, let more people promote them, and let everyone know.

This live broadcast by the media is also a new way of thinking and feeling for me, and the effect of the live broadcast is very good.

  [Explanation] The inheritance and development of intangible cultural heritage requires the participation of young people. Many young people are attracted by Zhao Qiushi's incense making skills and come to learn one after another. At present, dozens of his apprentices are making incense in many places in China, inheriting and spreading it. "Incense Culture".

  For Zhao Qiushi, on the basis of adhering to ancient techniques, he keeps pace with the times and integrates traditional culture with modern life.

It is my lifelong pursuit to make every incense well and let more people know and fall in love with incense.

  Reporter Dang Tianye reported from Xi'an

Responsible editor: [Peng Dawei]