Traditional Japanese herbal bath for the mont of May.
Generous-size drawstring bag, handmade in traditional kusudama-Yu (medicine ball bath) style.
Packaged in stylish washi bag. Makes a very nice gift too.
7th century Japan is known as the Asuka Period, a flourishing time of high culture and fine-arts, when Japan was ruled by its first female monarch, empress Suiko.
An avid fan of herbal cures, in 612 AD the empress decreed the 5th day of the 5th month of every year to be the public day for collecting wild irises and yomogi leaves.
The tradition is called kusuri-gari (medicine hunt) and observed to this day.
May 5th was celebrated at the imperial court as the iris festival. The day has become an important date for festivals and celebrations, also known as
No additives, preservatives, colorings or fragrances. Not tested on animals and cruelty-free.
You do not need to take a long bath. 10-20 minutes is adequate for most. After bathing, rinse your body and drink a cup of water to replenish yourself.
Take out the pack, hang and let it air dry. Rinse the tub. Take a nice, long rest!
You can use the same pack for a second bath. The infusion will be lighter in color (you can increase the infusion time to 15 minutes).
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