Awaji Island incense is born from traditional incense manufacturing methods, strict quality management, and the skill and pride of the koh-shi, or incense master. Its history extends back to 1850. Today, more than 70% of Japan's incense is produced on Awaji Island.
Each of the Awaji Island Light Smoke Incenses is created by a different koh-shi. The fragrances are very mild with almost no smoke.
This incense is a good choice for those who wish to make incense offerings while limiting the amount of smoke. Low Smoke Awaji Island Incense, Green Tea (103) is a blend of carefully selected matcha powders that evokes the image of a tea ceremony.
Approximately 100 sticks of 4 7/8" incense per box. Each stick burns approximately 20 minutes.
About our Incense
Incense is known to have a calming effect on the mind. It is customary to offer incense before a period of meditation. Offering incense expresses our intention to let go of our individual, conceptual self and open to our awakened nature.
Incense is one of the eight traditional offerings — water for drinking, water for bathing, flowers, incense, light, perfume, food and music. When incense is lit, its beautiful fragrance expands and increases throughout space symbolizing the way morality, ethics, and discipline become the basic causes and conditions from which the qualities of wisdom and compassion grow.
About Our Tibetan Incense:
Our Tibetan incense is made in Nepal and India. Crafted according to age-old recipes of traditional Tibetan medicine, many of these incenses are said to have healing properties, especially for relieving stress. Others are used for meditation, offerings, and purification. You can expect your Tibetan incense to have a strong, earthy fragrance.
About Our Japanese and Korean Incense:
Our Japanese and Korean incense is crafted in the tradition of old-world Japan according to methods that date back hundreds of years. These incenses are used for meditation and offerings. Most have a sandalwood base while some of our finest Japanese incense have an aloeswood base. The higher the concentration of aloeswood, the finer the incense and the more refined and exotic the scent.