hibi is an incense match that was designed to be used without a lighter. It’s a collaboration between two traditional manufacturers in the Hyogo Prefecture. The incense hails from Awaji Island and matches from Harima.
The following collection is known as hibi's "Daily Fragrances" series. It features aromas that are great for everyday use.
This one is sweet and sour like a lemon while also being refreshing like a lush meadow. It's just what the doctor ordered when you are fatigued.
With a graceful floral scent, this scent is perfect for when you want to calm your mind and relax for a moment before going to sleep.
This scent has a faint, sweet floral tone with an earthy base note. We recommend it for when you want to ground yourself in anxious times.
Having a slightly exotic fragrance with a rich, sensual sweetness, this scent is nice when you want to relieve tension and feel a sense of wholeness.
This one has a cool, spicy scent and is best for when you are irritated and want to refresh your mind.
Though this citrus scent is regularly used to repel insects, it's also perfect for when you want to clear your head or freshen the air.
Boasting the soft and sweet fragrance of osmanthus, this scent is ideal for when you want to relive the nostalgic, gentle breeze of autumn.
Regardless which of the variants you try, you're sure to be pleased with the subtle quality of hibi. Give it a try yourself and you'll see why Hyogo Prefecture is renowned worldwide for its incense!
✨ Scents to Color Everyday Life
Removing a match from the box ignites a spark that lights the incense. There's something tactile and beautiful about the disappearing trail of smoke that emanates forth from the recently lit match.
While the flame lingers only for but a mere few 10 minutes, those who catch a whiff of the scene will find themselves overwhelmed with a sense of peace and connectedness.
✨ Made in Hyogo Prefecture
Hyogo Prefecture was a manufacturing and export center for matches in the early 1900s but with the invention of lighters, their popularity began to decline. Kobe Match was introduced to incense maker Daihatsu and along with design team TRUNK DESIGN, the hibi match was born.
It was awarded the 2019 GOOD DESIGN AWARD, under the Good Focus Award "Design of Technique and Tradition.