Mica plates have been used for hundreds of years in the traditional Japanese incense ceremony, the Koh-do, and by incense enthusiasts around the world to enjoy certain types of high-end botanicals in a smoke-free incense experience.
Our artisan mica plants are made from a translucent natural silica mineral, and are encased in a thin silver wire.
Traditionally, a hot incense charcoal is buried just below the surface of a mound rice ash within a small cup or dish. The mica plate is placed on top of the mound of rice ash, and fragrance hardwoods or other incense materials are placed on top of the mica plate.
The heat buffering action of the mica plate and rice ash allows the aromatics to release slowly without becoming too hot and giving off an undesirable charred aroma.
Fragrant plant materials such as Agarwood and Sandalwood are burned using this handy little incense connoisseur’s tool.