Yukari Incense Burner - Tea Seed Plate
Imported to Japan around the 9th century, tea was first revered as a medicinal plant. Later the way of tea, also called Cha Do, blossomed among nobility as a symbol of hospitality, aesthetic refinement and spiritual training. It was incorporated in family crests for its properties of health and longevity.
Yukari Japanese incense plate
Like cuisine and medicine, incense is deeply intertwined with local traditions handed down from generation to generation. In Japan for instance, court nobles used to enjoy refined scents through games and ceremonies. The incense plates they used were historically manufactured in Mino province, near present-day Gifu in central Japan, where a thriving ceramic industry flourished in the 16th century. Featuring designs inspired by traditional patterns and family crests, the Yukari incense plates usher you into a graceful and sophisticated realm of timeless beauty.