Tendan Old Temple Meiko Spicy Sandalwood is a high-quality brand of spicy, woody Japanese incense made by Nippon Kodo.
The main ingredient of this incense- the sandalwood – is sourced from the heartwood of Mysore sandalwood trees. Nippon Kodo have specially developed a technique of seasoning and drying the wood at very low temperatures to bring out the full aroma of this beautiful wood.
The spiciness of Tendan Old Temple Meiko Spicy Sandalwood incense is added from other natural ingredients, such as spikenard, cinnamon and benzoin, which help create a distinct and invigorating spicy, woody aroma.
This is an incense that’s perhaps best burned in the mornings or afternoons, which you feel that your energy needs to be reinvigorated.
Number of Sticks in Box: 300
Burn Time Per Stick: Approximately 30 Minutes
Length of Sticks: Approximately 140mm Long
Dimensions of Box: 8.5cm Width x 15.5cm Length x 3.3cm 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.