Taiyo Byakudan Sandalwood incense is a Japanese incense product made by Nippon Kodo.
Byakudan is another term for sandalwood and is one of the most popular ingredients for Japanese incense sticks. This incense is made from mature sandalwood and other superior natural ingredients and is a low-smoke product.
Nippon Kodo describes Taiyo Byakudan Sandalwood incense as being like the sun at sunset. It’s a rich and relaxing aroma that envelops you like the glow of the setting sun. The packaging reflects this notion too, with the box the sticks come in featuring a design of the sun setting behind glowing red mountains.
This is a good choice of incense to burn in the evening, as you relax from the trials of a busy day and gradually unwind.
Number of Sticks in Box: 380
Burn Time Per Stick: Approximately 30 Minutes
Net Weight of Incense: Approximately 190g
Length of Sticks: Approximately 140mm Long
Dimensions of Box: 10cm Width x 16.3cm Length x 3.6cm Depth
Country of Origin: Japan
More About Nippon Kodo Incense
The Japanese incense company, Nippon Kodo, was founded over four centuries ago and originally began by producing high quality incense for the Emperor of Japan. The company has continued to thrive ever since, now accounting for more than 50% of the entire incense industry in Japan. The company have a great philosophy about the importance of celebrating incense and recognise that, although many people simply love the ability of incense to fragrance a room, for others, their use comes down to spiritual and religious traditions. In fact, Nippon Kodo say that, through the production of their traditional Japanese incense they aim to, ‘cherish the ancient traditions and values’. The ingredients of Nippon Kodo incense are all high quality and are sourced from around the world. Experts help locate and harvest the rare aromatic woods, natural gums, resins and other ingredients used to make their incense. Once acquired, the ingredients are processed by hand, and by machine, in their eight factories in Japan and Hong Kong.
More About Japanese Incense
Japanese incense (speaking in general terms) is refined, pure, light smoke and rich in natural ingredients such as sandalwood. They don't usually have the thin wooden stick centre that is often found in Indian and other incense sticks. They are normally pure incense right the way through the stick. They are often designed with meditation in mind. Due to the high quality manufacturing processes the incense goes through they can be a little bit more expensive than other incense on the market.