Nippon Kodo Delightful Sense Kafuh Series Less Smoke 300 sticks
Nippon Kodo’s Kafuh range of products have unique fragrances. These fragrances come from tying together closely guarded preparation skills that are more than 400 years old with the sensitivities of modern perfumers. We inherited our skills through writings on the mixture of aromatic woods by Takai Juemon, an incense preparer who supplied the Emperor of Japan in the Japan’s Tensho era (late 16th century). Perfumers with Japan’s best noses and instincts interpret and evolve that tradition to create exquisite fragrances.
Becoming a fully qualified incense craftsman takes a very long time. Skilled craftsman must sense very slight differences in daily weather and air conditions and in natural aromatic materials. And they must have sensitive hands capable of making tiny adjustments to the amount of moisture used in kneading. Incense craftsman have acute senses and gentle hands.
Nippon Kodo Kafuh Range Soft, freshly kneaded incense cannot be cut easily. Incense bends and shrinks during drying, and is delicate, brittle and easily broken when finished. An experienced craftsman carefully finishes each product with attention to all aspects of the production process : kneading, cutting, selection, and rolling.
Ka-fuh (pronounced “ka-fu”) is the scent of blossoms in the wind. Ka-fuh leads you to imagine sunlight filtering through the branches and leaves of a cool forest after a rain shower, as the mild scent of blossoms wafts softly in the air. Ka-fuh is made from carefully selected fine ingredients by incense craftsmen. Ka-fuh incenses use no bamboo core so you will enjoythe true fragrance of the pure incense without the burning wood odor. This value-packed,Ka-fuh incense box contains 300 sticks (approximately 5 inches long) and comes with mini ceramic holder. The average burn time is about 25 minutes per stick. Enjoy the pleasure of a lavender garden as a light summer breeze wafts your cares away!
Valuable natural aromatic materials come from the goodness of the Earth. Even today, when materials can be hard to obtain, our researchers take it upon themselves to find and gather high-quality materials from around the world through our long – cultivated network. We create our incense by using these materials generously and effectively. But more than simply using these materials, we also engage in forestation and other forms of conservation in Southeast Asia to protect the environments from which they come.
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Kōdō (香道, Way of Incense) is the Japanese art of appreciating incense, similar to the tea ceremony, in which participants follow established practises involving the preparation and enjoyment of incense.Though it is counted as one of the three classical arts of refinement, it is relatively unknown amongst modern Japanese people. Kōdō includes all aspects of the incense process – from the tools (kōdōgu (香道具)), which, much like tools of the tea ceremony, are valued as high art, to activities such the incense-comparing games kumikō and genjikō.
Apart from kōdō, incense can also be used during the tea ceremony or other functions. A variety of containers and censers, or kōro, made out of porcelain, wood, lacquer or other materials were created over the centuries for this purpose, such as kōgō, and kōbako, all of which can be supremely valuable items.
Nippon Kodo’s devotion to making fine incense follows a long and honored tradition that started more than 400 years ago and can be traced back to Juemon Takai, better known as Koju, a skilled artisan in the art and the principal provider of precious rare and exquisite aromas to the Emperor of Japan and his Court.