Sense of smell is regarded as the most spontaneous of all the five senses. You can instantly transform any room into a soothing sanctuary with the subtle aroma of a classic Japanese incense.
Carefully selected all-natural traditional incenses to caress your soul. Learn more about the "Way" of Aroma below for the Japanese perspective.
Ten Virtues of Aroma
Appreciating aroma of incense is a classical Japanese art-form called Kōdō (香道, the Way of Aroma). It is similar to other arts such as tea ceremony (Sadō, the Way of Tea) and flower arrangement (Ikebana, Living Flowers).
Japanese Zen master Ikkyū inscribed the code of Ten Virtues of Aroma (Kō-No-Juttoku) in the 15th century. Since then it has been the guide for Kōdō practitioners and aroma lovers alike:
Opens a window beyond material existence
Refines body and soul
Keeps one alert
Is a companion in solitude
Brings a moment of serenity in midst of busy affairs
When plentiful, one never grows tired of it
Satisfies even when there is little
Soothes young and old alike
Does no harm when used every day
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