Nijo ("Avenue of the Villa") is a special a floral, sandalwood-based incense which evokes the scent of a rainy afternoon stroll with a timeless sandalwood recipe created by Shoyeido's incense masters, made with high-grade aromatic aged woods.
Handmade by Shoyeido, one of the most famous Japanese incense manufacturers, founded in 1705 by Moriyoshi Rokuzaemon Hata in the heart of Kyoto after learning the art of making incense at the Imperial Palace, choosing carefully since twelve generations today, with the same care, the finest selection of raw materials.
Starting from the fragrant woods of sandalwood (Byakudan) and from the precious agar resin (Jinko), which form the basis of the best Japanese incense, the masters of Shoyeido mix - according to proportions handed down for centuries and keeping under control the humidity and the time of drying necessary - finely ground natural ingredients and plant-based spices, combining them with spring water and a natural binding material called tabuko, which binds all the elements together without the need for a bamboo core.
The result is a refined incense that burns for an extraordinary long time, filling the environment with Japanese delicacy. 10 coils, Ø 5 cm, burning time approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes minutes. Including a sleek ceramic incense holder.