Saturday, 20 August 2016

In The Far East,

and many other places, in temples there is always the sight and smell of incense, 

but how and when did the lighting of incenses start? if legend is to be believed, incense first came to Japan when an aromatic log drifted ashore on Awaji Island in 595 CE. after locals discovered its fragrant properties, news quickly spread to governmental officials, and soon burning incense was all the rage amongst Japanese court royalty, today, Awaji Island produces more than 70% of Japan’s incense!

and on to today, longstanding incense manufacturer Daihatsu Corporation worked in conjunction with the historic matchstick-making Kobe Match Corporation and TRUNK DESIGN for three years to create hibi 10MINUTESAROMA– portable aromatics that are bound to refresh both mind and body, the hibi logo design combines two of the same Chinese character ‘, day, to spell out day-to-day as a play on words and a gentle reminder to brighten your day, everyday, with incense, the product was recognised by Japan’s The Wonder 500, an initiative to discover unique Japanese products, 

take a minuet to look at this wonderfully relaxing video, yes the product is for sale and no I am not on commission, fragrances range from classic Lavender, bright Tea tree, lemony Citronella, or pungent Ylang Ylang (a scent derived from a tropical tree lush with flowers that boast curly yellow petals), a regular box with 8 sticks ($7 a pop), a large box with 30 sticks ($21.5 each), and there are a variety of sampler gift boxes as well, I am feeling so relaxed just having watched the video and thinking about the product.

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