Japanese 'koh' differs from Indian sticks in that it doesn't have an inner bamboo stick, resulting in delicate spaghetti-like' sticks with a subtle scent and less smoke. Nippon Kodo's MORNING STAR range of koh sticks has been popular worldwide since the late 1960's, and is available in a large choice of scents and gift packs.
Without the inner bamboo stick, Japanese Incense can't be burned in Indian-style burners - see the Japanese burner options below (a small burning tile is also included in every pack of Morning Star).
NOTE RE ASTHMA: Like many other irritants, smoke from incense can irritate and cause asthma. If you are a known asthmatic please consider this before purchasing incense products.