Tag Archive: Japanese incense

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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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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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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Nov 10

About Kohgen

Our company was established in 1937 in Nagoya (Japan). We have many years of experience in selling traditional Japanese incenses (incense sticks, incense cones, coils, incense gift sets), hand made and aromatic Japanese candles, scent bags, Japanese bath essence, traditional Japanese prayer beads (juzu), Kodo (“Way of Incense”) utensils and so on. Our products are made of the best quality ingredients. We cooperate with all top Japanese incense …

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