Awaji incense by Astier de Villatte
“Made in the Japanese island of Awaji, using ancestral traditions and techniques, its delicate smoke exhales a delicate scent of driftwood, resins, jasmine and immortelle. Legend has it that, one day, a trunk of Agar wood was washed onto the beach. The island dwellers burned it, and the smell was so intoxicating that they decided to offer it as a gift to the Emperor, and later on erect a sanctuary. ”
Box of 125 sticks.
How is Astier de Villatte incense made?
It is in Awaji, off Kobe, due to its favourable climate, that the best incense in the world is made. Passed from father to son, for over a thousand years, The Koh-shis or Masters of Aromas, continue using their traditional methods of fabrication. Only they can perfectly control the four steps of production: perfect dosage of exclusively natural ingredients, precious woods, herbs and plants, vegetable resins and perfume. The kneading of the paste, which is pressed and worked for lengthy periods of time, then laid out to rest for two weeks to fully absorb the perfumes. The cutting of the paste into lengthy ribbons, rolled by hand, then left to dry in the West wind for three days, before binding them together. Here is how Astier de Villatte's incense works its magic!
To find out more, read our article Awaji, the island of incense.
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- samples are offered for every order.
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