Hibi Incense Matches
Handcrafted in Japan, Hibi Incense Matches are the perfect incense to slow down and enjoy the present moment.
Light the match by striking it, and entrust yourself to the natural fragrance rising in the air. Hibi is an incense stick you can light easily without a lighting device. The incense of Awaji Island and matches of Harima. Born from the encounter of two of Hyogo prefecture’s traditional crafts.
Ambergris: Creating a sensual moment through a fusion of sweetness of oriental passion and wildness
Oakmoss: The fragrance of moss growing gently on oak trees of a deep forest, taking you to a mysteriously warm and sober world
Cedar Wood: Awakening your inner-strength and deep wisdom with a cool fragrance of woods reminding you of the crisp air of a cedar forest
*Strike matchstick downwards at a 45degree angle to ensure a proper flame.
How to enjoy hibi
The incense is delicate. Be careful when using it, as it may break if you don’t strike it correctly.
①Open the package film.
Pull the perforated part of the film sideways to the left and right to open the package.
②Take out a stick of hibi and press its top tip against the brown rough surface on the side of the box (the side for striking) at an angle of 45 degrees, and scrape it diagonally down to light it. Hold the stick at its mid-point as it might break easily if you hold the far tip of the stick to strike it.
③Once it’s lit, hold it in a slightly head-down tilted position than in a horizontal position, and keep holding it until the flame spreads to the incense part and the flame settles on its own. If you put out the flame hastily before it settles, the fire many not spread to its incense part or the smell of the match may affect the initial fragrance of the incense because the flammable material in the match head (ignition material) may not have burned completely.
④Lay the stick on hibi’s exclusive mat and enjoy the scent for around 10 minutes. You can put it on the desk as the exclusive mat and tray are heat-resistant. If you are concerned, place it on top of the slide cover of the box to ensure safety. Don’t leave the area until the stick is burnt out. Burning more than two sticks at a time is dangerous, as it will cause overheating of the mat. Be sure to burn only one stick at a time.
⑤After using the stick, lift the stick together with the mat and throw away remaining ash. Using another stick of hibi on the mat with the residual ash may mix scents and you may not enjoy the original scent of hibi.