Yamadamatsu Incense – Ouju Aloeswood
App. 50 Sticks / 48g with paper box
Made in Japan
Out of stock
Deep and mysterious, Ouju offers a scent that luxuriously uses the finest aloeswood from Kalimantan.
If you enjoy Aloeswoods as the prime note in scents, Yamadamatsu Aloeswood incense will enrich your experience with the pure and unique aroma. All the ingredients are made of the best quality and every stick delivers a seamless fragrance.
Incense is for everyday life. Enjoy it at home, bring it with you on a journey, or offer fine incense as a gift to loved ones to mark seasonal occasions.
Incense length: approx. 14 cm
Burning time: approx. 25 minutes
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Yamadamatsu has been a respected family business for over 200 years, manufacturing high quality incense from the same unchanged recipe they originated during Japan’s Edo Period.
Introduced to Japan hand in hand with the sweeping influence of Buddhism, the deep rich fragrances of incense came to be used not only during spiritual rituals but also in everyday life, flourishing as a culture beyond its original religious context.
Only a few time tested Japanese incense producers have managed to offer their own unique sensibility to the products they offer. After hundreds of years perfecting their approach to production, Yamadamatsu is recognized as one of the world’s finest producers of quality incense. With such extensive, first-hand knowledge of the history of Japanese incense, Yamadamatsu possesses a uniquely rich understanding of the culture surrounding it and the importance it can hold in our daily lives, and they are happy to share that knowledge with the world.
Before focusing on their unique blends of incense, Yamadamatsu operated as a medicinal pharmacy, processing and purifying incense woods and materials to be offered for their healthful benefits. Today, Yamadamatsu continues to develop proprietary recipes for traditional incense using some of the finest varieties of Aloeswood, Kyara, and Sandalwood.
Aloeswood is also known as jin-koh, agarwood, oud, and eaglewood. It presents a complex, visionary aroma like nothing else on Earth. It is a resinous, richly-scented wood found inside the remains of an expired Aquilaria tree. Its wondrous scent is the result of a little-understood decomposition process.
Many compare their first experience with agarwood formulations to noticing luminous new colors in a rainbow, or to hearing a beautiful chord in an exotic tune. It can provide a powerful moment of sensory fulfillment to be forever remembered.