Morning Star Incense
Best selling incense for daily use. Morning star incense was created in the 1960s in Japan. Morning star incense has been loved for over 50 years by not only Japanese but people all over the world. The powerful fragrances in this collection, mixed with high quality ingredients such as pure floral essences and aromatic woods, have made this incense a loved and trusted world wide brand. Morning star is perfect for when you want to create a relaxing atmosphere for meditation, prayer, and yoga. Morning star sticks have no bamboo core, which means, there is no wood odor when burning so that you can enjoy the true fragrance of the incense. Each box includes a ceramic tile burner.
- No bamboo core, clean burning, pure scent
- 200 sticks per box
- Box includes a ceramic tile burner
- Perfect for "every-day" incense
- For meditation, relaxation, reading, listening music, peace of mind
- Very little smoke when burning
About the Brand: Nippon Kodo
Nippon Kodo's devotion to making fine incense follows a long and honored 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 modernize 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 parlor 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 odors. It was around this time that samurai warriors began perfuming ; helmets and armor 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.