Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 18

Aloeswood

In Japan, Aloeswood is believed to be a sacred and important. It is one of the most distinguished ingredients of Japanese incense. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Japanese began to use various fragrant woods such to prepare incense. It was used in a recreational way while others were used in the most important of religious ceremonies. …

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Dec 10

Skull talismans

  Skulls are widely known as a symbol of death and danger. Only recently skull motif became popular in street fashion, previously being reserved for punk or emo subcultures. This deadly symbol is also ubiquitous in Japan as well. However, it conveys a different meaning than in Western cultures. Human skull, from a Buddhist point …

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