Tag Archive: Incense sticks

Aug 11

Some basics about Japanese incense ingredients

We are very happy that you enjoyed our previous e-visit at our Kohgen Store in Nagoya on our blog! (If you haven`t read it yet, you can find it -> here!) This time we would like to introduce a bunch of basic and interesting information about Japanese incense ingredients in general. Let`s get started!   Do you know …

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Dec 18


In Japan, Aloeswood is believed to be a sacred and important. It is one of the most distinguished ingredients of Japanese incense. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Japanese began to use various fragrant woods such to prepare incense. It was used in a recreational way while others were used in the most important of religious ceremonies. …

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Nov 30

Awaji Island

Do you know Awaji Island? It is also known as a “Flower Island”, since you can enjoy so many different types of flowers there. Most of the traditional incense sticks “senkō” 【線香】are made on Awaji Island. Those incenses are known worldwide and valued for high quality of traditional production techniques. Currently Awaji Island is the leading …

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