Mainichi-Koh - Sandalwood (350 Short Sticks)

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Mainichi-koh Sandalwood incense is made in Japan by famous incense makers, Nippon Kodo. Literally translated from the Japanese Mainichi-Koh means 'Incense for everyday use', and that is exactly what it is and what Mainichi-Koh has been in Japan for more than 80 years, where it has enjoyed a wideranging popularity that has appealed to people of all ages recalling unforgettable memories.

Mainichi-koh sandalwood incense is pure and made without a wooden stick centre, so it burns pleasantly and without creating too much smoke. The sandalwood incense aroma is best described as being sweet, fresh and woody.

The scent of sandalwood can be calming and help you unwind, so it could be a good choice of incense to use if you’re keen to relax more or want to create a calming atmosphere in your home.  You may also find that the scent lingers on in a room for a while even after the incense has stopped burning.

In an age when spiritual longings should transcend material aspirations, it is important to nourish those yearnings that emanate in the heart and motivate one to seek that love, friendship, graciousness and happiness that date back to their earliest remembrances. We, at Nippon Kodo, believe that Mainichi-Koh, which was fashioned from a traditional sandalwood formula that was popular in Japan thousands of years ago, realizes these long-sought goals and evokes an aura of graceful elegance and a feeling of deep contentment.

Number of Sticks:
 Approximately 350 sticks

Stick Length: Approximately 14 cms

Burn Time per Stick: just over 30 minutes

Country of Origin: Made in 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

Staff Review by Brett Almond

It is great to be selling the number one selling brand in Japan. It shows the beautiful difference in culture. How in Japan for many many people incense really is for everyday use. In common with many cultures burning incense is very much seen as a form of spiritual remembrance and connection. The symbol of this connection to the spiritual is the smoke, which represents the subtle realms.

The aroma is the woody, sweet popular smell of sandalwood.

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  • 5
    Refined, elegant and delicate

    Posted by Alan, Liverpool on 23rd May 2017

    This is the incense we use at the Zen Centre I attend, so using it when I sit at home gives me a lovely sense of continuity and a connection to the Sangha. Like most Japanese incense I have tried, this has a refined, elegant, delicate aroma that is much more subtle and complex than the more popular Indian incense sticks I have used in the past (which I now find too pungent in comparison). The absence of a wooden stick means this is pure incense and produces less smoke. The scent itself is difficult to describe - it has a sandalwood base but is mixed with other ingredients that produce a sweet, woody and fresh (almost pine-like) aroma that lingers after the stick has burnt out. My wife, who doesn't like many incenses I have tried before, loves the smell of this one and uses them to scent and freshen the house.

  • 5
    The best

    Posted by Luke on 11th Jan 2012

    These incense smell amazing, by far the best. A box of these lasts for ages even though I'm lighting them all the time. Glad these are back in stock.

  • 5
    Great Value for Money

    Posted by M Scholes on 9th May 2009

    Many thanks. These are easily the finest incense sticks I have ever bought. Great value for money and amazing fragrance that helps capture any and everything Japanese that I love. I will return many times.

  • 5
    Great for Meditation

    Posted by Paula on 8th Dec 2007

    I have had this box of incense for quite a long while now and it still remains my favourite daily incense. Unlike many incense sticks, one stick is all that is needed in a sitting, the smell lasts long after the stick has burned down. Within a moment of lighting the stick, the room fills with a calming essence - it would be impossible to breathe in the beauty of mainichi-koh sandalwood and not feel at one with the universe. Perfect for meditation or to calm you after a hard day

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