Natural aroma for 10 minutes, every day. A small gentle interruption in everyday life, like a reminder to look at the sky or flowers blowing in the wind.
Light the incense stick like a match and surround yourself with the wonderful, natural aromas.
Hibi is an incense stick that can be lit like a match.
Lavender: The elegant, floral scent of lavender. When you want to relax, or for those moments just before sleep.
A blend of oriental, passionate sweetness and a touch of wild leather creates contemplative moments.
1. Take out a Hibi stick (hold it in the middle to prevent it from breaking), press the ignition head at a 45 degree angle against the brown rubbing surface on the side of the box and rub it from top to bottom.
2. Once the Hibi is lit, hold it in a slightly tilted position with the head down. Wait until the flame has spread to the incense stick and the flame goes out by itself. If you hastily extinguish the flame before it settles, the fire will not spread to the incense stick. It is also possible that the smell of the match may affect the initial fragrance of the incense stick, as the ignition material in the match head has not burnt out completely. (However, after a while, the smell of the incense will normalise.)
3. Place the incense on the non-combustible stand and enjoy the fragrance for about 10 minutes. You can safely place the stand on a table, as it is equipped with heat insulation. If you like, you can also place it on the pull-out lid of the Hibi box. Stay close by while the Hibi is burning, and burn only one incense stick at a time to avoid overheating the base.
4. After using the incense stick, take the non-combustible base and throw away all the remaining ash. When using the next Hibi, it could lead to a mixture of smells if residual ash remains on the coaster.
The incense of Awaji Island and the matches of Harima: these two traditional industries of Hyogo Prefecture met for the first time in 2011. The collaboration began with the idea of an incense stick that could be lit like a match, and it took three years to develop an aromatic product that combines the properties of fragrance and stability and does not break when lit. To achieve this, the aromas were carefully selected.