Unochiyo Tokusen Sakura Usuzumi incense is a cherry blossom inspired floral incense produced in Japan by Nippon Kodo.
The incense is made from base notes of woody sandalwood and top notes of fresh ripe cherry blossom, but has additional floral ingredients of rose, lily and jasmine. The result is a complex blended fragrance that intrigues the senses.
The incense is part of the Chiyo Uno Collection, inspired by the favourite flowers and scents of the Japanese writer and kimono designer, Chiyo Uno. Tokusen Sakura Usuzumi means, “excellent cherry blossom pale grey.” When cherry blossom begins to go past their peak colour, they fade into a pale grey and the Japanese believe this brings a sense of peace.
The Unochiyo Tokusen Sakura Usuzumi incense comes in lovely packaging which, not surprisingly, includes images of cherry blossom flowers.
Number of Sticks in Box: 380
Burn Time Per Stick: Approximately 30 Minutes
Net Weight of Incense: Approximately 203g
Length of Sticks: Approximately 142mm Long
Dimensions of Box: 10cm Width x 16.3cm Length x 4.2cm 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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