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Oedo-Koh Cherry Blossom Incense

Oedo-Koh Cherry Blossom Incense

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Oedo-Koh Cherry Blossom incense by Nippon Kodo is fragranced with the sweet and delicate fragrance of cherry blossom blooms. 

All of the incenses in the Oedo-Koh range take inspiration from old Edo, the Japanese capital city from 1603 until 1868 (now known as Tokyo). 

The Oedo-Koh Cherry Blossom incense (Sakura No Hanagoromo) pays homage to the particular custom of spring cherry blossom viewing (hanami) that regularly took place during the Edo period. Cherry blossom viewings were a cultural and social event, giving people the chance to meet up and view the amazing blossoms – in fact, it’s still a popular custom in Japan today. 

The Oedo-Koh Cherry Blossom incense is clean burning, comes packaged in a paulownia wood box and has a small tin incense holder included.

60 Sticks and holder with a burn time of approximately 12 minutes per stick.

Box size. 6.7cm Width x 10.2cm Length x 2.2cm Depth

Stick Length: Approximately 5.6 cm each.

The components are from Japan, and manufactured in Vietnam. 

Scentsual is a contemporary range of Japanese incense produced by the company Nippon Kodo. This range draws inspiration from nature and focuses on providing products with the best single plant-based fragrances found in the natural world.

The two and three-tone modern Scentsual packaging was inspired by the multi-coloured bark found on Rainbow Eucalyptus trees and is well designed, made with recycled paper and reflects the contemporary appeal of the product. This kindness to nature is reflected in the product ingredients too, with 100% natural fragrances and zero colourants.

Scentsual Japanese incense comes in boxes of 30 sticks with a holder provided and are aimed at consumers with an interest in leading natural, eco-enthused lives.

About Nippon Kodo, Japan.

Nippon Kodo's devotion to making fine incense follows a long and honoured tradition that started more than 400 years ago and can be traced back to Juemon Takai, better known as Koju, a skilled artisan in the art and the principal provider of precious rare and exquisite aromas to the Emperor of Japan and his Court.

Many of those pleasing and enduring high-quality incense fragrances, which the company continues to produce to this day, are based on the original formulas created by Koju and later by Yujiro Kito, who was hailed as the genius of fragrance during the Meiji restoration period in the 19th century - around the time that Japan opened its doors to the world and began to modernise itself.

Brought to Japan in the eighth century by Buddhist monks, who used the mystical aromas in their religious ceremonies, "Koh," as incense is called in Japanese, passed into the realm of the aristocracy centuries later as a source of amusement and enlightenment as they "listened to the fragrance" in their parlour games.

It wasn't until the 14th century in the Japan's Muromachi Era that incense reached the height of its popularity with the upper and middle classes of Japanese society, who used it as a mark of distinction and sophistication and to dispel unpleasant odours. It was around this time that samurai warriors began perfuming ; helmets and armour with incense before going into battle as they prepared to meet their fate.

Now, incense promises to become even more acceptable and desirable as a new dimension in gracious living that opens up a whole new world of spiritual awareness and understanding.

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