Hibi Tamba Incense Tray
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Porcelain Incense tray Tamba pottery weaves 850 years of history. It is also known as Tmba tachikui pottery, which is a general term for pottery that made in the area of Imada district, Sasayama city, Hyogo, Japan. The Tamba klin is known as one of the six ancient kilns of Japan and has been in use since the Heian period (794–1185). Two generations of family make Tamba pottery. The clay is collected and refined by using Yotsuji clay from Sanda, Hyogo and Benten black clay from Sasayamaguchi Station area. The unique glaze and texture occurs when pine wood is used as fuel during firing in a climbing kiln for approximately 60 hours at a high temperature of 1300°C. The wood turns to ash and is then sprinkled on the piece, causing a chemical reaction that melts with the clay components and glaze.
- Black Octagon Ceramic Incense Tray
- 3.25" x 3.25"
- Made in Japan
How to Use with Hibi Incense Matches:
Place Hibi burn mat on the ceramic incense tray. Do not strike as if you're lighting a regular match. Incense matches are delicate. Hold the match close to the tip and without burning yourself strike in a straight line and wait for the flame to reach the incense stick. Once it does, blow out the flame and place it on your mat.
If you strike too hard and it breaks or snaps in half, we recommend you to light it with a lighter (if you're able without burning yourself), let it burn and reach the incense stick and place on the mat. Take the other "half" and push it together. The second half should be able to light. This is not common and only will occur if you strike the match too hard. Most users don't have this issue.