Unochiyo Usuzumi incense is a woody floral incense fragranced by the sweet scent of cherry blossom flowers.
This incense was inspired and created by Chiyo Uno, a Japanese writer and kimono designer. She believes that, “cherry blossom is the flower of happiness,” so this incense was made in her honour. The high quality natural ingredients include extracts and petals from cherry flowers – a Japanese symbol of rebirth. Whilst spring cherry blossom flowers can only be enjoyed for a limited time before they fade and fall, the Unochiyo Usuzumi incense can be savoured and loved all year round. This way the joy and happiness that cherry blossoms bring can continue, whatever the time of year.
The incense is made without a bamboo core, to provide a cleaner burning experience. Rather than burning bamboo wood, you instead get to burn far more of the pure scent.
The large box of incense contains 380 sticks – a stick for every day of the year, plus more – and the box is designed with a delicate white cherry blossom design.
Number of Sticks in Box: 380
Burn Time Per Stick: Approximately 30 Minutes
Net Weight of Incense: Approximately 203g
Length of Sticks: Approximately 142mm Long
Dimensions of Box: 10cm Width x 16.3cm Length x 4.2cm Depth
Country of Origin: Japan
The Premium Quality category features Japanese incense products made by Nippon Kodo that are regarded as top or premium quality.
Japanese incense products are classified as Premium Quality when the fragrance, ingredients or packaging are a much higher quality than standard versions. In fact, with some ranges you’ll find that there are both standard and premium choices available, so you can decide on the most appropriate option for your needs.
Some premium quality products are presented in larger boxes and in superior quality packaging, such as paulownia wood boxes, than incense that comes in cardboard or paper packets.
In the case of the premium Hana no Hana incense range, the fragrance in the premium options are carefully produced to be much deeper and richer than the standard option.
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.