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Incense pastilles

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Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum
Fukuoka-ken, Japan

These are five kinds of incense pastilles contained in the tin cases. Incense pastille is called Takimono, with a shape similar to a pill, in which powdered fragrant woods and flavor ingredients are kneaded together with amazura (ivy sap syrup), honey, coal dust, and others. When it is heated, it gives off an enjoyable aroma. The labeled seals on each tin case represent the names that give us a clue to link the impression of the scent. It indicates that not only court nobles but also feudal lord families enjoyed making creative and original incense pastilles.

Details

  • Title: Incense pastilles
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 2.8 cm; Dia: 6.2 cm; Wt: 80 g each

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