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Natural Japanese Incense

The traditional natural Japanese mixtures consist of a variety of herbs, woods, tree barks, resins, mosses and spices. The first fragrance recipes were recorded already 1000 years ago. Their aim was to purify places, evoke a contemplative atmosphere and deepen the harmony between man and nature.

The Traditional Japanese Production of Incenses

The incenses are produced in the traditional Japanese way, handed down by a line of family generations. The basic ingredient of incenses is the subtropical wood Persea together with white and red sandalwood. All single ingredients are crushed into a smooth blend and then mixed with water. The originated paste is pressed through small circular holes to create long thin strings that are cut, dried and laid down for a couple of months to become mature. The period of maturation in dry areas is essential for the development of rich flowery fragrances.