Edonishiki Tsuya Box of Incense
Edonishiki Tsuya incense is a Japanese incense by Nippon Kodo with notes of vanilla and cloves.
The incense was developed by Nippon Kodo to represent some of the fragrances typically associated with the Japanese Edo period, from 1603 CE to 1868 CE. It was founded by Tokugawa Ieyasu, so it was often referred to as the Tokugawa period too, and it was a time famous for its Samurai warriors.
Japanese Sumo wrestlers use a hair wax called Bintsuke abura and the fragrance of the wax was the particular inspiration for this incense (the word Tsuya means ‘glossy’, as the Sumo wrestlers hair is glossy after using their hair wax). The incense is soft and sweet and has notes of soothing vanilla and warming cloves.
When you burn the Edonishiki Tsuya incense you’ll notice that it has a light level of smoke. This is because the product is made using high-quality charcoal.
The packaging of the incense adds a nod to old Edo, with the use of an Edo Kumon packaging. This is a single traditional Japanese pattern that’s repeated many times.
Number of Sticks in Box: 220
Burn Time Per Stick: Approximately 25 Minutes