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.
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.
More About Nippon Kodo 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. 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’. 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.
More About Japanese Incense
Japanese incense (speaking in general terms) is refined, pure, light smoke and rich in natural ingredients such as sandalwood. They don't usually have the thin wooden stick centre that is often found in Indian and other incense sticks. They are normally pure incense right the way through the stick. They are often designed with meditation in mind. Due to the high quality manufacturing processes the incense goes through they can be a little bit more expensive than other incense on the market.
To find out more read:
The History of Japanese Incense
Staff Review by Brett Almond
I am looking forward to reviewing this one because I do love iris’s. The box is purple and the sticks are kind of a bluey purple and that seems appropriate to me as a number of iris’s are purple.
Once lit the smoke is sweet and floral as you might expect but that is not the whole story. Some incenses can be described as sweet or floral and then it is hard to find much more to say. But in this morning star iris incense there’s a certain depth of richness and elegance beyond the floral which is quite subtle in some ways and which isn’t completely obvious on first smell.
This has the effect of counterbalancing the sweetness so that it doesn’t appear so overpowering. This incense I feel would be nice for a backdrop when you would like a rich floral freshness. I really like it.
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