Photographer Hai Nguyen Vu was visiting the Quang Phu Cau incense village, 40 kilometres away from Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, when he spotted this incense stick maker.

Hai said: “As a Buddhist country, we have so many festivals to celebrate around the year. Therefore they produce incense sticks continuously.”

“There is a time when the workers take a break and this is during mid summer, the stormy season, when they can’t dry the sticks...
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