Mizuasagi Kouro Incense Holder

This understated incense burner is a serene way to enjoy kodo (the art of appreciating incense). Simply add your favorite incense (it may need to be resized to fit) to the included base and place the lid on top to enjoy.

About Incense in Japan
Incense burning in Japan dates back to the 6th century when visiting Buddhist priests would use incense in ceremonies and rituals. Ever since, incense has been an important part of Japanese culture beyond the spiritual. Samurai warriors would prepare for battle by purifying their minds and helmets with incense, and tea masters still burn incense at the beginning of the tea ceremony. Kodo (the art of appreciating incense) is even considered one of the three classical arts of refinement. Incense-making has always been a craftsman and family affair- many current Japanese incense companies have been in business for over 300 years. 

Materials: Clay
Dimensions: 2.36" L x 2.36" W x 4.75" H
Shiga, Japan




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