Collection: Japanese Incense

Japanese incense is typically made using sandalwood, agarwood, resin, and/or essential oils, These trees secrete an aromatic resin, which over time turns into koboku (fragrant wood). Kyara is a type of kobuku with high oil content and superior fragrance.

The burning of incense in Japan began during the 6th century (the Asuka period) with the introduction of Buddhism, which uses incense during rituals and ceremonies.  Incense is used for a variety of purposes, including Buddhist ceremonies, spirituality and meditation.