Oedo-Koh Peony Tree incense is part of the incense collection made by Nippon Kodo in honour of the art, craft and culture of old Edo, the city now known in Japan as Tokyo.
The Peony Tree fragrance was chosen to be part of this collection as the peony tree – Hanamachi-botan – was particularly popular in old Edo. The trees were often seen planted amongst the teahouses in the geisha quarter of the city and peony flowers are known as the, “queen of the flowers.”
The scent of the Peony Tree incense is delicate and fine and is made using traditional methods and top-quality ingredients. The incense sticks are dyed a beautiful pink colour, to represent the colour palette of the peony trees.
This Oedo-Koh Peony Tree incense comes in a box of 60 sticks. They’re beautifully presented in a wooden paulownia box and include an incense stick holder made of tin – the design of which is said to reflect the pavements in old Edo.
Number of Sticks in Box: 60
Burn Time Per Stick: Approximately 12 Minutes
Net Weight of Incense: Approximately 10g
Length of Sticks: Approximately 56mm Long
Dimensions of Box: 6.7cm Width x 10.2cm Length x 2.2cm 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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