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Kyoto Incense Box with 50 Incense Sticks

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Shofuan is a famous producer of Incense but also traditional kimonos and accessories in Kyoto. Kyoto has a very specific style with beautiful motifs and bright colors creating a pattern usually very elaborated. 
These Incense boxes have 12 variations, one for each month of the year that are matching the seasons and events of Kyoto. 

  • January - Hatsukama: It is the ceremony at the beginning of a new year practiced in Tea Ceremony rooms and Classes to greet everybody and this new year starting. It has the perfume of the ancient Japan, a calming and relaxing smell. 
  • February - Haru ha Akebono: It means the spring is beginning when the weather starts to get warmer and the nature become more colorful. It smells like a forest, soft to the heart it is said to release stress. 
  • March - Gion Hanami Koro: The Hanami Korou is a street crossing Kyoto from North to South, Gion being the center part and also the main street. Gion district was built in front of the Yasaka Shrine in the Middle Ages. It is a high place for Geisha (called Geiko in this part of the city) and also a national historical preservation district with old and beautiful buildings. With a rich, sweet and sensual perfume it brings happiness. 
  • April - Omuro Zakura: It is the name given to the Sakura of the Ninna-ji in Kyoto. This type of Sakura has been called so since the Edo period. It is a Sakura of short height that blooms late. With a flowery and elegant fragrance, it brights one's feeling and calm the nerves. 
  • May - Hikaru Genji: He is the main protagonist of the famous Tale of Genji where Genji is describe as an handsome young man living as an imperial officer. With a soft sweet fragrance mix with wisteria flowers' perfume, it is very refreshing.
  • June - Hotaru Kari: It means "Catching Fireflies" which is a popular activity at the beginning of summer, people will go to see the fireflies and if they are lucky they will even manage to catch some. With a right sweetness, this incense is said to elevate your mind. 
  • July - Kyo Murasaki: Meaning Kyoto's purple. It is a deep type of purple that was especially popular during the Edo period. This incense is ideal for calm and relaxation. 
  • August - Saga Arashiyama: It is a town in the prefecture of Kyoto with many temples and Shrine as well as a long history. With no bitterness at all this incense will refresh your mind. 
  • September - Fuyou: It means Cotton Rose, also called Confederate Rose, they are from the Hibiscus family. With its sweet fragrance, this incense will refresh your mind and give you energy. 
  • October - Takagamine Kouetsu: It is an ancient part of the Kyoto Area famous for its temple. THis incense will bring you bright and positive feeling, it also increases concentration. 
  • November - Koharubiyori: It means Indian Summer, an heat wave that strikes during Autumn with a few days of very high temperature. With a slightly bitter but refreshing fragrance it brings positive feelings. 
  • December - Jyoya no Kane: It is a tradition of Japan to mark the end of the year and the beginning of a new one. On the 31st of December bells will ring 108 times. The number 108 is assumed to be bad in Japanese Buddhism and thus ringing the bell is it eliminate all human faults out of one's heart such as desire, hatred or jealousy. It also represents the "four and eight forms of suffering" another notion of Japanese Buddhism. With a sweet powerful and high-quality fragrance, this incense will increase your spiritual awareness and bring back your confidence. 
 Content:50 Incense sticks 
 Size:Box: 91 x 42 x 35mm  
Incense: 65 mm
Burning life:about 12 minutes 
List Price: ¥2,100
Our Price: ¥2,160
Sale Price: ¥1,470
Savings: ¥630

Product Code: 194

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poor August 16, 2014
Reviewer: ingrid cozma from liverpool, United Kingdom  
shorter burn time than advertised, ill-defined smell, would not buy again

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nanatsu ume sake t-shirt June 20, 2014
Reviewer: gene from alameda, CA United States  
As always, the very best and prompt service from Nihon Ichiban. As their name makes perfectly clear. The t-shirt is of the highest quality and fits perfectly. I will always be a loyal customer.

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Incense June 20, 2014
Reviewer: Kitsune from Erie, PA United States  
I ordered the February incense and absolutely love it.  It isn't super strong, but more a subtle scent.  I absolutely love the box it came in as well!  Don't let their small size put you off.  They burn for quite some time and again, very beautiful scent.  I highly recommend them.

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