Number of sticks: Approximately 40 sticks
Stick length: Approximately 14 cms each
Burn time per stick: About 35 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
What a lovely choice of essential oils to add to these sticks. The smell out of the box is rich, captivating, a bit spicy, earthy and yet fragrant. The colour which comes to mind is brown, which is coincidently the colour of the box. Sandalwood is one of the most popular traditional scents for Japanese incense and for those that have smelt good quality sandalwood incense, you will recognise the rich, spicy yet fulfilling tone.
To me, the patchouli wasn't so instantly recognisable, but on concentrating it was very obvious. So I guess this meant the two flavours blended well together. I am not really sure what the title 'Oriental Mind' means, but to me this incense will be great for meditating and also great for burning during ceremony, workshops or spiritual practice.
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