It is hard to see the etched skull on these incense holders, but if you look closely on the backs of these stands, you’ll see the distinct pattern by Bounty Hunter. This Japanese lifestyle brand has a Skull Kun trademark, making it a major face of the company.
These silver and gold incense stands are extremely popular in Japan. I wonder how long it will be before they head over to the West?
Implications - One of the best ways for a company to distinguish itself in a crowded marketplace is to invest in a traditional product featuring an avant-garde design. By offering consumers something familiar in an unfamiliar package, the brand makes an old product new, showing its penchant for ingenuity and an "think outside the box" mentality.