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Oedo-Koh Tokyo Incense Cherry Blossoms

Oedo-Koh Tokyo Incense Cherry Blossoms

$19.00

Description

 Savor the joy of spring time, when young and old alike feel the allure of the outdoors, with the sweet, gentle scent of cherry blossoms. The custom of cherry blossom viewing took hold during the Edo Period. The somei-yoshino cherry tree, seen in groves throughout Japan today, was originally an ornamental garden variety raised in the village of Somei near Edo. Cherry blossom viewings were also an opportunity for Edo citizens to meet one another, present themselves, and perform: matching fancy kimonos were worn for the occasion, and people sang and danced to celebrate the coming of spring. The captivating scent of cherry blossoms heralds spring's arrival.

Box includes 60 sticks and a tin incense stand, burn time: Approx 12 mins 

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 Jyuemon 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.

Made in Japan