Morning Star Incense

Morning Star Incense - Lotus - 50 short sticks

    Product Information

    The packet says: Morning Star Incense was created in the 1960s in Japan. The wonderful fragrances in this collection, mixed with the high quality ingredients have made this incense a loved and trusted worldwide brand.

    We say: Morning Star continues to be a best selling incense worldwide. Each packet comes with a very small ceramic tile (as can be seen in the photo), in which a stick can be supported while burning.

    Number of sticks: Approximately 50 sticks
    Stick length: Approximately 12 cms each
    Burn time per stick: About 25 minutes
    Country of Origin: Components are from Japan. Manufactured in Hong Kong.

    What Holisticshop staff think

    "The smell of Lotus Morning Star is instantly floral, sweet and intoxicating. It is also quite rich and familiar. Okay, I going to go a bit abstract on you and say that it is the sort of fragrance I imagine to drift across a tent in North Africa as traditional music is being played and the camels are parked up outside!

    It is feminine and sexy with a very mellow smokey backdrop. It might be an ideal incense to have in the background for a nice luxurious massage. The beautiful gentle, floral and rich fragrance of lotus also remains behind in the room after it has finished burning."

    By Brett Almond

    Dictionary Terms Explained

    Nippon Kodo Incense - High quality Japanese incense
    The Japanese incense company, Nippon Kodo, was founded over four centuries ago and originally began by producing high quality incense for the Emperor of Japan. The company has continued to thrive ever since, now accounting for more than 50% of the entire incense industry in Japan.

    Over 400 years ago, Jyuemon Takai, or Koju, was the main creator of high quality incense for the Emperor of Japan and his court. Skilled in the art of incense production, he made incense that produced rare and very special aromas. Another key name in the incense creation world, especially during the Meiji restoration period in the 19th century, was Yujiro Kito, and together their recipes and original formulas for these special incenses have been passed down the centuries and many are still used and produced by Nippon Kodo today.

    In particular, there are three of the early incense products that have remained very popular throughout the centuries, both in Japan, and other countries, such as the United States. These three types of incense are Hana-no-Hana, Wakako and Taikan.

    The company have a great philosophy about the importance of celebrating incense and recognise that, although many people simply love the ability of incense to fragrance a room, for others, their use comes down to spiritual and religious traditions. In fact, Nippon Kodo say that, through the production of their traditional Japanese incense they aim to, ‘cherish the ancient traditions and values’.

    Since 1942, Nippon Kodo has become a major international company, catering for the world incense market. Their modern factory base uses the most advanced methods and technology to produce high quality incense, to traditional, tried and tested formulas.

    The ingredients of Nippon Kodo incense are all high quality and are sourced from around the world. Experts help locate and harvest the rare aromatic woods, natural gums, resins and other ingredients used to make their incense. Once acquired, the ingredients are processed by hand, and by machine, in their eight factories in Japan and Hong Kong.

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    What Holisticshop staff think

    "The smell of Lotus Morning Star is instantly floral, sweet and intoxicating. It is also quite rich and familiar. Okay, I going to go a bit abstract on you and say that it is the sort of fragrance I imagine to drift across a tent in North Africa as traditional music is being played and the camels are parked up outside!

    It is feminine and sexy with a very mellow smokey backdrop. It might be an ideal incense to have in the background for a nice luxurious massage. The beautiful gentle, floral and rich fragrance of lotus also remains behind in the room after it has finished burning."

    By Brett Almond

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