The tradition of smoking and making scented sticks in Japan dates back to the history of this beautiful country. For centuries it has been cultivated by Buddhist monks who used smoking to deepen meditation and purify the mind, as well as by experts to cultivate and refine scents that delight the human senses. For centuries, traders along the Silk Road have brought fumigants and various ingredients from distant lands, contributing to the refined, pure scents that are so typical of Japanese incense.
The making of incense sticks is a supreme art in Japan, practiced in a spirit of great care, concentration and piety. A typical representative of such a scented stick manufacturer is Nippon Kodo, which accounts for 50% of the total scented stick production in Japan. We are pleased to have exclusive representation for this brand of Japanese sticks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 1996. Scented sticks that awaken one's senses, purify the mind, spirit and soul as well as scented sticks whose simple beauty heralds a wonderful experience - welcome to our range of Japanese scented sticks.