Yamadamatsu Incense Thousand Winds 15 sticks
Thousand Winds incense sticks is inspired by Mitsuru Arai's song which is an interpretation of an English poem "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep". Japanese singer-songwriter 新井 満 Arai translated this poem into Japanese and composed the song. Tenor singer 秋川 雅史 (Masafumi Akikawa) made the song popular after performing it during the biggest year-end song festival on 31 December 2006.
15 types of sticks, each stick total length approx. 7cm.
Yamadamatsu was establised about 200 years ago in Kyoto, near the Imperial Palace as a herbal pharmacy and during the Edo period, they moved into processing or sorting out to the incense wood and the incense materials, before moving on to making original incenses.
What distinguishes Yamadamatsu from other fragrance brands is that since it started with a specialty store of herbs and incense, they have a deep understanding of the ingredients of the incense, and the quantity and variety of incense possessed are unique. The education and research activities on incense are ongoing.