The Japanese prefecture of Hyogo is known for centuries of incense blending, and more recently, 75% of Japan's match production: hibi incense sticks combine these two crafts.
The incense of Awaji Island and the matches of Harima: These two traditional industries of Hyogo Prefecture first encountered each other in 2011. The collaboration started with the idea of incense that could be lit like striking a match.
Painstakingly trialled and refined over 3 years, hibi, which means 'day to day', incorporates natural paper fibres, wax, and charcoal into meticulously balanced incense powders, creating a strikable, matchless incense stick that burns safely resting on a reusable pad without the need for a lighting device. A beautiful, unisex gift, inviting the user to take ten minutes of peace and reflection.