If you have never tried Japanese Incense, now is the time. Nippon Kodo’s Morning Star Lavender infuses the room with a delicate lavender aroma. The sticks, like all Morning Star, have no wooden bamboo core, they are pure incense. Each package of incense comes with a little ceramic incense holder. The sticks are delicate, perhaps 3 mm thick, but they burn slowly. And if they should break, no matter, they burn at any size! We like standing 5 or 6 of them up in a little dish full of sand. It is a visual and olfactory treat!