Hasami Porcelain

Incense Sticks - Aloeswood

$ 20

Savor the refreshing and slightly bitter aroma of aloeswood, Japan’s most popular incense variety.

This line of incense sticks was created through the collaborative efforts of the long-established incense maker Nippon Kodo and Hasami Porcelain.
It is said that during the Warring States period, feudal warlords would burn aloeswood incense in their headpieces when they went into battle. Aside from curbing the smells of sweat and mold inside their helmets, the incense is said to have had a calming effect that helped warriors avoid panic and remain focused on the battlefield.

Burning time: 20 minutes. Contains 24 sticks.

Since its founding in 1575, Nihon Kodo has handed down incense-making techniques from generation to generation in order to preserve and promote the traditional culture of fragrance. Today, the company creates products intended to enrich people's lives through the power of fragrance. Aside from producing incense for rituals such as Buddhist memorial services and traditional incense ceremonies, Nihon Kodo has widened its product line to include incense and other fragrances for relaxing the mind as well as health products that harness the beneficial effects of fragrance on the body.