Nippon Kodo Oedo-koh Incense - Pine Tree

Savor the refreshing scent of pine, the tree that guards the travelers’ road and watches over their safe return. It is traditionally believed that the kami (deities) dwell in evergreen trees. The word matsu means both “pine” and “to wait” (for the deity to descend), and the pine is part of the felicitous trio of pine, bamboo and plum tree, and the auspicious pairing of crane and pine. Pine decorations are displayed at New Year’s, and a monumental pine tree is painted on the backdrop of the Noh stage – all expressing the pine’s association with luck and longevity. In ukiyo-e woodcuts, boldly rendered pines standing in the midst of Edo-era people bustling to and fro are a classic motif.

Each incense includes an incense holder that resembles the stone pavements of Edo. Tin was a favored metal by the upper class during the Edo period. The tin incense stand included in the package can be washed with water and will last for a long time.

Product Details:

Key Note: Cypress
Stick Length: 2.5 inches
Stick Count: Approx. 60
Approx. Burn Time: 12 minutes
Paulownia wood box
Tin Holder Included
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