The Japanese love cherry blossoms. The flowers bloom very briefly in spring, and upon gazing at them people muse about the transience of life and immerse themselves in the beauty of the blossom. They revel in having celebratory get togethers underneath a cherry tree, referring to the activity as hanami, or cherry blossom viewing. Women who enjoy traditional Japanese clothing wear kimono and obi (kimono sashes) with illustrations of cherry blossoms to relish the moment of spring. The Japanese also adore the cherry blossom petals that have already fallen from the tree. They enjoy seeing up until when the roads and rivers are carpeted with these petals. This incense is an aromatic profusion of such cherry blossom petals. The scent of this Cherry Blossoms fragrance is sure to stir up memories of spring's delight.
Savor the joy of Spring time, when young and old alike feel the allure of the outdoors, with the sweet, gentle scent of cherry blossoms.
The custom of cherry blossom viewing took hold during the Edo Period. The somei-yoshino cherry tree, seen in groves throughout Japan today, was originally an ornamental garden variety raised in the village of Somei near Edo. Cherry blossom viewings were also an opportunity for Edo denizens to meet one another, present themselves, and perform: matching fancy kimonos were worn for the occasion, and people sang and danced to celebrate the coming of Spring. The captivating scent of cherry blossoms heralds Spring's arrival.
- No bamboo core for a clean burning, pure scent
- Box includes 60 sticks and a tin incense stand
- Petite, cute package; take 2 to 3 as a gift!
- For refreshment, relaxation, reading, listening to music, yoga, bathing
||Approx. 12 min.
||W x H x D (inch):
||2 5/8 x 4 x 13/16
||W x H x D (mm):
||67 x 102 x 20