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 "Wa" series. It features aromas that can be considered the quintessential scents of traditional Japan.
Japanese cypress is one of the most sacred woods. It's used to build shrines, temples, and bathtubs. This incense has a soft, woody fragrance that envelops the mind with tranquility. It's great for when you want to regain your clarity of thought.
This fragrance takes you away to another world with its mysterious and deep sweetness. It's perfect for when you want to get rid of tension.
Yuzu has been used as a medicinal plant since ancient times. This scent is just what you need when you want to relax and relieve tension in your body and mind.
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.