Experience the tranquility and healing scent of a Japanese cypress forest at home.
Hinoki's soothing aroma contains natural anti-microbial compounds called phytoncides, scientifically shown to purify the air, lower blood pressure, and improve mood.
Exotic and subtle. Especially suitable for those who are sensitive to strong, perfumy scents.
Comes in two parts, also made from hinoki wood. One is the burner, and the other is the incense holder. Refill also available.
All-natural, fragrance-free. No chemicals, essential oils, or burning accelerants.
Contents: 8 pieces
Burner Dimension: 30 x 80 x 20 mm
Product of Japan
The Way of Aroma
In Japan, love of aroma in more than a casual pastime.
In 1982, the Japanese government launched the popular national health initiative of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) for the young and old to take forests walks and take in the healing powers of nature.
Appreciating aroma of incense is a classical Japanese art form called Kōdō (the Way of Aroma.)
It is similar to other arts such as tea ceremony (Sadō, the Way of Tea) and flower arrangement (Ikebana, Living Flowers.)
In the 15th century, Japanese Zen master Ikkyū codified the ten virtues of aroma.
This code (below) has been the guide for lovers of aroma ever since.
The Code of Ten Virtues of Aroma (Kō-no-juttoku)
- Opens a window beyond material existence
- Refines body and soul
- Purifies surroundings
- Keeps one alert
- Is a companion in solitude
- Brings a moment of serenity amid busy affairs
- When plentiful, one never grows tired of it
- Satisfies even when there is little
- Soothes young and old alike
- Does no harm when used every day
I had not tried incense before this, but discovered thru other Wawaza products, that I love the scent of hinoki. The Japanese concept of "forest bathing" is much appreciated here where I live in Colorado. However, if you do not have access to a nature spot, this may be the next best thing for a mind reset! I enjoy reading the blogs on this site, and quality of life issues and harmony really do seem to be this companies prime objective. Well done!
I love the fragrance of this incense. High quality hand rolled sticks well worth the price! I love the set and will be investing in the refills. Thank you!
This is pure. One stick will cleanse a very large space! The holder is perfect for the incense and I have the refill incense as well. Again, Wawaza is so careful with their art of packaging products and making the customer feel SO GOOD! This is a rarity! I'm looking forward to experiencing more from this lovely site when I can! :)
This holder securely and safely holds the beautiful cedar incense! Which I find to be much thicker in diameter than my other incense. I highly recommend this holder as a safety holder. Always make sure your incense is located some where safe when burning. This holder is weighted secure and the hole fits the incense like a glove. The wood is so beautiful. Makes a lovely gift!! Thank you WAWAZA!