Kayurai Jasmine incense is made in Japan by Nippon Kodo. The floral scent of the Kayuragi Jasmine incense sticks is best described as being calming and refreshing. It’s a lovely scent to burn to refresh the air in a room and, as jasmine is said to help relieve stress, it could be a good choice to try when you feel overworked or anxious and need to recharge and recentre your body, mind and spirit.
The Jasmine incense is a beautiful colour and matches the tones on the packaging, which is inspired by the colourful fabrics traditionally used to make Japanese kimonos. The incense comes as a pack of 40, plus a mini ceramic incense holder is included too, and the box is made of Paulownia wood.
Kayuragi gets its name as Ka means fragrance and Yuragi means slowly wafting smoke.
Number of Sticks in Box: 40
Burn Time Per Stick: Approximately 25 Minutes
Length of Sticks: Approximately 140mm Long
Dimensions of Box: 3.1cm Width x 15.8cm Length x 2.6cm Depth
Country of Origin: Japan
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
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