Yamadamatsu Rakuen Incense Coil – Gyouka
10 incense coils & 1 coil incense stand
Made in Japan
Incense burn time: 1.5 hours
Single coil size: Φ 5cm
Yamadamatsu’s “Rakuen” coil incense offers a sophisticated aroma based on the flowers and traditions that colour the beautiful four seasons of Japan; spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Gyouka (凝華) delivers a calm and woody scent that is a blend of natural fragrances, mainly aloeswood (agarwood).
Since the incense coil burns for a long time (about 1.5 hours), it is best used in a spot with good airflow, such as an entryway or large room.
Each box comes with 10 coils and a metal incense stand. (*The small round plate photographed here is not included.)
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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.