This is a fine stock from a few years ago of agarwood (from New Guinea, Indonesia), an incense tree that was introduced from the continent around the first half of the 6th century with Buddhist rituals.
It is said that when agarwood trees in Southeast Asia, which belong to the agarwood family, are damaged by wind, rot, or insects, they secrete resin inside the damaged area to protect themselves, which results in agarwood. It takes several decades for agarwood to be produced, and it is extremely difficult to produce artificially because it is affected by natural conditions.
Most of the incense available in Japan today is made by mixing agarwood with Chinese medicines, spices, and sandalwood, but this incense is made using only agarwood. In the Heian period (794-1185), agarwood was popular as a scent, and from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) onward, samurai loved and prized agarwood for its calming effect to calm their spirits in preparation.
It is said that powerful people of the time were also keen to collect it. The delicate and gentle fragrance reminiscent of trees is modern in a sense, and can be used for meditation as well as by people of all ages. I hope you will find it useful.
Contents 10g (approx. 21cm, burning time approx. 40 minutes)