Oedo-Koh Water Drop incense has a fresh, warm and comforting fragrance that’s reminiscent of how you feel when you step out of a cleansing bath.
The Oedo-Koh incense series is inspired by the art and culture of old Edo, the capital city of Japan now known as Tokyo. During the old Edo period, public bathhouses became hugely popular – not least as most people didn’t have bathing facilities at home. A scented lotion made from distilled floral essence became popular with bath-house users, so this particular incense is inspired by the whole bathhouse experience and the typical fragrances found there.
These clean burning, pure incense sticks are made with a blend of natural ingredients. They’re ideal to burn at any time of day, but for an authentic feel you could use them as an accompaniment to a bath.
Oedo-Koh Water Drop incense sticks come in a luxury paulownia wood box and are supplied with a special incense stick holder made from tin. The design of the holder 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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