Tag Archive: Japanese culture

Nov 03

14 Ideas to Use Japanese Incense in Your Daily Life

Autumn has came and winter is coming so I think many of us will decide to stay at home and enjoy some nice, warming activities indoors. Without fail, one of these may be Japanese incense burning! I`m sure you enjoy incense frequently but maybe you will find out some new ideas in this article that will make …

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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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Jul 13

Our store in Nagoya has been rebuilt!

We are happy to announce that our main store in Nagoya has been rebuilt and it is already opened! Today I would like to introduce you our newly rebuilt store. Our Dear Customers are spread in many countries, so unfortunately not all of you have a chance to see how the store looks like. Because …

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Dec 18

Aloeswood

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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Dec 10

Skull talismans

  Skulls are widely known as a symbol of death and danger. Only recently skull motif became popular in street fashion, previously being reserved for punk or emo subcultures. This deadly symbol is also ubiquitous in Japan as well. However, it conveys a different meaning than in Western cultures. Human skull, from a Buddhist point …

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Nov 30

Owls

Owls in Japan are a very popular symbol. They are ubiquitous – you can see them in front yards of houses, next to doorbells, on bags, foods and souvenirs. There is even an owl café where you can pet and take a picture with a real owl! But why are owls so popular in Japan? …

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Nov 30

Autumn in Japan!

Summer is gone and we already have autumn in Japan. This season is characterized by beautiful colors of leaves. In Japan, the flow of one season to the next is very subtle, which is why the premonition of the coming season is a very important theme in literature and paintings. Japanese maple “momiji” is a symbol …

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