The art of Japanese Incense “Kodo,” is one of the most important facets of Japanese culture. According to documents Kanjin, a Chinese scholar as well as a monk, brought the culture of scent to Japan while visiting to propagate Buddhism throughout the Tang Dynasty. As a result of the restraints of the Japanese living criteria as well as the setting, utilizing incense was restricted to the worshipping of Buddha while in the holy place, as well as sometimes scenting areas as well as clothes. However, the incense culture hadn’t yet extended into everyday living.

On the other hand, in Japanese culture, the background of Kodo started with the inflow of agarwood. It is thought that an item of agarwood drifted onto land and the natives of Awjishima Island misinterpreted it for regular firewood. They were impressed at the aroma that is produced while it was shedding; this created them to provide it to the courtyard. Agarwood promptly became widely known under the adoption and also promo of scholars as well as nobles.

Customary Japanese Scent uses several sorts of unusual bark and origins, such as agarwood, cypress, peony, sandalwood, camphor, and also magnolia as ingredients. The presence of incense loosens up the body freshens the mind, and gets rid of as well as harmonizes power. Japanese Incense also has an unparalleled track record for pureness as well as high quality. The components in the incense are simple yet pure. The art of creating scent needs a significant quantity of ability. The conventional mix of active ingredients is prepared to make sure proper top quality and also equilibrium. These concealed formulations, as well as skills, have actually been passed on with dental tradition for centuries.

Japanese Scent Types

Sandalwood (Byakudan)

Sandalwood is stemmed from an evergreen tree that is grown in Indonesia, India, and Malaysia. Sandalwood’s consistent forested, zesty fragrance makes it thoroughly used in numerous religious ceremonies. Traditional Chinese medicines, wood carvings, and also incense additionally make use of Sandalwood. Its scent is produced by hand rolling the paste of sapwood onto bamboo skewers. Sandalwood oil/ sandalwood incense fragrance is claimed to clear up the mind, awaken knowledge, and aid reflection. The fragrance additionally soothes stress, and anxiety soothes the mind, and also boosts one’s state of mind. It is also said to rejuvenate objective, courage, happiness, as well as toughness.

Jinko (Aloeswood/Agarwood)

Only a continuous wet woodland in the tropical areas over centuries can generate Agarwood. Agarwood is a balm created within the Aquilaria tree. Its dark, resinous timber has a brilliant scent when it is burned. Agarwood, Jinko is considered the finest natural Japanese Scent and is made used for religious, medicinal, and also cultural purposes for ages. Agarwood is said to stimulate clearness of the mind, enlightenment, help in reflection, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and also spirit.


Kyara is the leading quality of Agarwood. Kyara has a much deeper scented scent and is stickier than the common Agarwood. Kyara is also costlier per oz. then the current worth of gold.

Japanese Juda Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)

The Japanese Judas tree’s bark is an unsmiling inert utilized as a binding representative in creating high-grade incense.

Benzoin (Ansoku-Chou)

Benzoin is a pleasant and also balsamic balm is stemmed from a short-term tree in the Styracaceae tree family. Benzoin is emitted in the tropical tree Sumatra and produces a moderate, warm aroma comparable to an aroma of vanilla. Benzoin is said to be made used medicinally as an antiseptic treatment utilizes such as split skin and also bronchitis. Benzoin is additionally claimed to promote the mind, offering one feeling of elation, eliminating chills, and congested lungs, and helping depression.

Borneol Camphor (Ryu-no)

Borneol is derived from a camphor tree in the Dipterocarpaceae tree family members according to Shayaristaan. Borneol Camphor is a kind of crystalline aspect, which builds up in the splits of the tree’s trunk. Borneol works as a natural moth and also insect repellent.