Hibi matches are an intriguing invention that we absolutely love! The minimal yet beautiful packaging makes them a fun and unusual gift, while the carefully crafted scents render them perfect for a quick aromatherapy or cleansing session. The three scents listed here as "Deep Scents," have a rich, earthy bouquet where the scents listed under "Hibi Matches" product tend to have lighter, floral notes.
After years of trial and error, the Kobe Match Co, the creators of the Hibi Match, arrived at the perfect mixture of paper fibers, incense and charcoal to create the perfect strike-on-box incense match. Each one of the Hibi matches smolders for about ten minutes, bringing delightful fragrances wherever you bring the palm-sized box.
The Harima region of Awaji island has been producing matches and incense for nearly one hundred and fifty years, and the island accounts for nearly 70% of the match production in Japan. The westerly winds through Awaji island create the perfect temperature to dry incense; each of the fragrances derives from herbs grown by a local incense producer using traditional methods.
Item Description: Box of 8 incense sticks. Each purchase comes with a burning pad for safe burning. Approximately 10 minutes of burning time. Scent lingers for about 30 minutes or more.
Care Instructions: Do not strike as if you're lighting a regular match. Incense matches are delicate. Hold the match close to the tip and without burning yourself strike in a straight line and wait for the flame to reach the incense stick. Once it does, blow out the flame and place it on your mat. If you strike too hard and it breaks or snaps in half, we recommend that you light it with a lighter, let it burn until it reaches the incense portion of the stick, and place on the mat. This is not common and only will occur if you strike the match too hard. Most users don't have this issue.