Our Japanese Incense MORNING STAR GIFT BAGS includes four packs of Nippon Kodo MORNING STAR incense packaged in a gift bag (style may vary slightly from the one pictured). They make excellent gifts, or a beautiful way to enter the world of Japanese incense.
Scents included in our WOODS Gift Box - Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Pine & Patchouli (yes patchouli is from leaves, but they're attached to trees!). 50 delicate, bamboo-free sticks plus a small ceramic burning tile in each pack.
Morning Star incense was created in the 1960's in Japan, and have been popular ever since. The wonderful fragrances in this collection, mixed with high quality ingredients, have made this incense a loved and trusted worldwide brand. The fragrances are calming - use anywhere to create a mood of tranquility to relax the spirit and the body. NOTE: Morning Star incense is made in HK/Vietnam.
New to Japanese incense?
Simply place one end of the stick in the small burning tile included in each pack of Morning Star incense, placed in a heat proof bowl to catch the ash (or use an incense burner suitable for Japanese incense, or even a bowl of sand or earth will work). Ignite incense sticks by lighting the tip with a match or lighter and wait until it burns an even red. Blow out the flame and allow the aromatic smoke to waft gently through the room. The stick will extinguish itself when it reaches the end - dispose of ash once cooled. Never leave lit incense or candles unattended.
NOTE: As Japanese incense does not have a bamboo inner stick, these sticks will NOT work with Indian incense box burners or ashcatchers as they will not fit in the drilled holes. Morning Star Japanese incense comes with a small burning tile in each pack - just sit in a heatproof bowl which will catch the falling ash, or any burner that has been designed to be used with Japanese incense.
HINT: Japanese incense tends to have less smoke than traditional Indian incense: if you want a stronger scent just burn a couple of sticks at a time. Try burning different scents at once to create your own unique blend.