Meditative Incense

The technique of burning incense was brought to Japan in the 6th century by Korean Buddhist Monks, who used the mystical aromas in their purification rites. In later years Samurais would often use incense smoke to perfume their helmets and armor to achieve an aura of invincibility.

Most cultures at some point adopted the use of incense into their rites and spiritual pursuits. From the Aztecs in South America to the Mongols in Asia, from The Celts in Europe to the Egyptians in Africa the use of incense by our ancestors is ingrained into our collective unconscious.