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Morning Star Incense

Morning Star incense is perhaps the most popular and well known Japanese incense in the West.  It is produced by Nippon Kodo, a company that has been making traditional Japanese incense for more than 400 years! The company was originally founded by Jyuemon Takai, a skilled incense maker who provided exquisite incenses and exotic scents to the Emperor of Japan and the Royal Court.  Many of the formulas which he developed became the basis for the current line of Morning Star Incense.

The guiding principle of Nippon Kodo is: "To bring the culture of incense to the world. And in so doing, to fill people's hearts with kindness and gladden their spirits and souls."  The company believes that incense has the power to calm the mind and create relaxation and tranquility. Morning Star incense was created in the 1960s as a perfect Mainichi Koh - Everyday Incense. It has been adored for over 40 years by both the Japanese and by people all over the world.  This incense is perfect for creating a relaxing atmosphere for meditation, prayer, yoga and so forth.  Morning Star incense is extremely high quality, but it also comes at a very affordable price, making it perfect to burn every day!

Nippon Kodo makes all of their incenses primarily by hand, as they have done for hundreds of years.  They use extremely high quality raw materials to make a truly exquisite line of incense.  First, the natural gums and resins of precious woods and floral ingredients are placed into vats and mixed with other organic raw materials.  These ingredients are then placed in machines which create long strings of incense that resemble spaghetti!  The incense is then cut and left to dry in a  large room where moisture and temperature are controlled through a traditional system of wooden shutters and windows which are manipulated to allow in the appropriate amounts of air and light. Once the incense has dried for several days, it can be packaged and shipped off to bring joy and peace to people all over the world!

As with other types of Japanese incense, Morning Star incense does not contain a wood or bamboo core, meaning that you get a very clean burning and pure scent with no wood odor.  Each box comes with a small ceramic tile burner, so the incense is ready to go right out of the box.  This incense produces very little smoke when burning, and the smoke it does produce is light and very gentle. The elegant, simple fragrances of this incense will create a tranquil, peaceful mood and will relax both mind and body.

You can purchase Morning Star incense in a wide variety of beautiful scents. Each large-sized box contains 200 incense sticks, meaning that you truly will be able to burn this incense every day!  Morning Star incense comes in an incredible variety of scents.  If you are confused about which scent is right for you, the following may help you to decide.  If you are looking for a scent to create a relaxing or seductive environment, try the amber, jasmine, musk or vanilla.  If you are looking for a refreshing, uplifting scent, try the cedarwood, green tea or pine.  If you are looking for a healing, therapeutic scent, try the lavender or rose.  And, if you are looking for something to create the perfect space for meditation, yoga or another type of spiritual practice, you may want to try the sandalwood or the patchouli!  Hopefully these brief guidelines will help you to select the type of Morning Star incense that will best suite your needs!

If you still aren't sure what sort of Morning Star incense is the one for you, you may want to check out the Morning Star 12 Pack. This box contains twelve containers of 50 sticks each, including one of each type of Morning Star fragrance! If you aren't sure which scent is the one for you, or if you just want to try every scent all at once, this pack is the perfect option!

Finally, if you are looking for a wonderful gift for a friend or loved one, you can try the Morning Star Incense Gift Box. This beautiful gift set contains one 50-stick package each of the Sandalwood, Patchouli and Jasmine scents. The gift set also contains a beautiful terra-cotta incense holder and a brochure that describes the traditional and ceremonial uses of incense in Japan!  These sets make the perfect, elegant gift for almost anyone, and can help to create an atmosphere of peace and calm in every home!
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