Charcoal: High Quality Japanese (Small)
Size: Approx 1/2" square per brick
48 bricks per box
This high-quality charcoal is easy to start and maintain. Imported from Japan it is cleaner burning and makes less mess than any other charcoal. Each brick burns for about 20 minutes, so they are perfect for quick rituals!
Be sure to use any charcoal bricks with white ash or sand to prevent accidents!
How to burn resin or powder incense on charcoal with sand or white ash:
Always place charcoal on a layer of sand or white ash at least 3/4 - 1 inch thick. The charcoal will burn more evenly and keep its glow longer. The sand or ash will reduce the risk of ceramic incense burners cracking or metal containers burning the surface underneath due to the strong heat charcoal produces.
You may light a candle to light the charcoal instead of using matches which may burn out quickly. Long handle tweezers or small tongs to hold the charcoal briquet during lighting will help keep your fingers safe from the heat. After the charcoal is lit, place on the sand or ash. Blow gently or fan the charcoal till it glows and stops crackling.
Next place the incense on top of the charcoal with a spoon or the tweezers. After your ritual or ceremony, the charcoal may continue to burn for up to two hours. Safely extinguish the charcoal by picking up with the tweezers and submerging it in water.
Unlike stick incense, our hand-blended incesnes do not burn or smolder on their own. In order to use our incense, you need to use them with charcoal tablets. Place a couple of pinches of the incense mix on the brick and they will start to smolder. Incenses containing resins produce a lot of smoke so start with a smaller portion. We carry different sizes of charcoal so choose the burning time that fits your rituals better!
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 05 May, 2006.