We are proud to introduce the newest addition to the Nippon Kodo line-up: Chië. This line is a collection of genuine incense made from natural aromatic ingredients.
Each fragrance comes from a different part of the world: Sandalwood from Australia, Agarwood from Indonesia, Palo Santo from Peru... there are 9 fragrances to enjoy in this collection.
Close your eyes and take a journey to each country, taking in the ancient wisdom that flows through each stick.
Connect with nature and release your mind with the brand-new collection of nine incense fragrances that reflect the ancient wisdom from all over the world to deliver serene luxury.
Fragrant trees known as “Trees of God” have been around in different parts of the world since ancient times. These trees are often used during prayers and to purify the space, mind & body. This wisdom and practice continue to be cherished today. The meaning of this Buddhist terminology,"chië," is the ability to see things as they really are, recognizing the truth.
Note the form of the “C” in the brand logo written in a Zen calligraphy style with a single stroke. It depicts a circle or “enso” which represents the infinite— the beginning and the end of everything, enlightenment, psychology, and the universe. Keeping true to ancient wisdom, Chië was designed for modern-day lifestyles, using no synthetic oils and no dyes, made only with natural aromatic ingredients.
The nine serene frangrances are Agarwood, Sandalwood, White Sage, Palo Santo, Hinoki, Frankincense, Copal, Meditation (a blend of Agarwood, Sandalwood, and Benzoin), and Purification (a blend of Palo Santo, Hinoki, and Sandalwood). Each package includes 30 sticks and a ceramic holder that is made in Seto, a kiln with a history of about 100 years. In order to maintain the natural qualities and uniqueness for each incense, the burning time for each fragrance varies, and can be anywhere between 45 minutes to 70 minutes.
The packaging of the Chië collection is environmentally friendly as FSC (Forest Stewardship Coundil) certified paper is used, in which includes a naturally derived anti-mold agent.
Chië also offers a light brown incense plate made by Hizen Yoshida Pottery from Ureshino City in Saga, Japan, known for its beautiful design using simple lines and traditional techniques that are preserved for generations. Product size of the incense plate is approximately 5 1/8 x 9/16 x 5 1/8 (in.)