Hattando proudly crafts traditional incense sticks made from Japanese Cedarwood. Cedarwood incense sticks certified as “Traditional craft of Tochigi” in Tochigi prefecture in Japan. They are dedicated to producing the best incense, which you can use it at home or as your personal gift to your loved ones. In addition to Cedarwood incense, Hattando also develops and sells products such as scented “Sandalwood”, “Lavender,” less-smoked “Less Smoke”, and letter-appeared on ash “Letter Appear.”
Hattando manufactures and sells incense sticks founded in 1940. At the time of founding, they collected cedar leaves in the mountains of Nikko, crushed them with a water wheel, manufactured and sold cedar powder, which is the raw material for cedar incense sticks. The production began around 1945 , and the cedar powder manufacturing industry was reduced, and now only incense sticks are manufactured and sold.
deeply linked to the history of Nikko
Nikko Sugi is a Japanese cedar tree, which is deeply linked to the history of Nikko. Known as famous wood, it has a fine grain with a uniform grain and characterized by a soft shade of light pink. It is a wood that has excellent quality as a building material, is widely used in furniture and tableware, and is indispensable for daily life.
The wood processing was made by a lumber company that inherited the woodworking techniques involving the construction of Nikko Toshogu in the old days. By putting the Sugi incense sticks of Hattando, which have been made in Nikko for 70 years, in a Sugi wood container that feels the history of Nikko, it has become a product unique to Nikko.
REACH YOUR ANCESTORS
Nikko Cedarwood incense sticks have a high market share nationwide. They have been popular in daily life, and people have used them for visiting graves. So you can bring Nikko Cedarwood incense sticks when visiting your loved ones who passed away so your thoughts may reach your ancestors with the smoke.
experience the history
Nikko Cedarwood incense sticks are convenient to carry. Customers can find sets of three and five-piece bundles of incense sticks in the outer box. The package design is based on the image of a lotus flower.
Hattando is located between Nikko and Kinugawa and welcomes its customers to visit the factory of Cedarwood incense sticks and experience the history of Nikko in addition to their planned sightseeing spots. They will explain the process of making incense sticks by touring the factory, lasting about 30 minutes.