Japan Dry Garden Spiral Incense, Box of 10

A Japanese dry garden is the most widely recognized of Japan’s gardening styles, utilizing rocks, moss, sand, and streams in a Zen-like composition. The scents in Tennen’s Japan Dry Garden series convey the serenity and inner peace we encounter when we stroll through an artfully arranged garden. Centuries ago, monks hung incense spirals above temple ceilings to aid in meditation and prayer. The spiral shape condenses what would be a long stick of incense into a compact coil for a burning time of approximately 2 hours, much longer than ordinary incense sticks or cones.

Each box contains 10 spirals for a collective 20 hours of sensory aroma.

Wandering Moss: Notes of earth, oakmoss, and cedar finish off the verdant aroma of petrichor.
Fallen Blossom: The fresh scent of gardenia conjure up a verdant landscape in our mind’s eye.
Mountain Stone: Cultivate a quiet atmosphere with the weathered scent of sandalwood and parchment.

About Tennen Studio
Founded in 2001 by Ethan Wessel and Sarah Swartz Wessel, Tennen is a multidisciplinary architectural firm based in Phoenix, USA. Their Sonoran Desert incense collection is part of a collaboration with Kyoto incense makers and was influenced by the constant and soothing presence of Japanese incense around the Tennen Studio offices. From buildings to aromas, Tennen’s design projects pursue aesthetic simplicity inspired by the culture and design sensibilities of Japan - honesty of materials, minimalism, and the changing seasons.

Quantity: 10 spirals.
Burning Time: Approximately 120 minutes each.
Care:  Light the tip of the incense and blow out the flame immediately. Keep in a dry place.
Kyoto, Japan




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