Golden charcoals are made in Japan and are authentic high-quality Japanese coals. They are not imitations they are the top of the Japanese lines. The box contains 24 silver sticks, with four tablets on each stick for a total of 96 pieces. These coals are a top choice among hookah connoisseurs and Tangiers smokers. They light fairly easy, but are not "quick lights" that will spark up with a lighter. A great feature of these is that they will light off of each other, meaning, when your coals die down, about 60%, just place new coals on top of them. They will start self lighting without any odor. These are perfect for the lazy smoker that wants great quality coals.