Shoyeido

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Over 1,400 years ago, a large piece of fragrant wood drifted ashore on the tiny Japanese island of Awaji. Realizing the unique and marvelous fragrance emanating from the wood, island locals presented it as a gift to the Empress Suiko. With this gift of rare and precious agarwood began a new era of refinement of, and appreciation for, the enjoyment of fragrance.

In the early 18th century, Rokubei Moritsune Hata began incorporating techniques of creating incense he learned as an employee of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan. He would eventually introduce a new world of scent to an audience beyond the realm of royalty.

Twelve generations later, the Hata family continues to create an amazing array of fragrances. In fact, Shoyeido incense is considered the highest quality, most natural incense available on Earth.

Shoyeido's blending process is an art form, whereby highly trained "masters" draw upon centuries-old secrets to create modern works of fragrance. Working with the finest natural ingredients, these artisans must carefully process the quality, balance, and ratio of each component. The slightest variation in amount or quality of any ingredient can dramatically influence the resulting outcome. The results are remarkable, subtle scents that beckon us to use all of our senses – what the Japanese call mon-koh, or "listening to incense."

Shoyeido products are not just the preferred incense for most temples in Japan. These unique blends are the modern natural solution for creating a relaxing fragrant atmosphere in the home. Whether as an accompaniment to work, to enliven social settings, to deepen yoga and meditation practices, or simply as bubble bath or spa accompaniment, Shoyeido’s pure incense is a timeless way to enhance atmosphere.

With respect for the environment and a concern for green practices, Shoyeido continues to set the standard in the market of fragrance. We have procured permits from the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry in Japan, and the US Fish & Wildlife Department to validate that our products are properly accounted for and responsibly harvested. None of our recipes contain animal ingredients and no testing has ever been done on animals.

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Incense Autumn Leaves Kyonishiki

(35 sticks)
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Incense / Smudging

Created over 30 years ago to evoke the autumnal splendor of Kyoto's Arashiyama district, Kyoto Autumn Leaves is a true classic within the world of incense.

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$4.95 CAD
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Incense Burner Cherry Wood

(for Japanese incense)
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Incense / Smudging

A petite and economical incense holder, handmade of cherry and sporting Shoyeido's familiar koh incense symbol.
 

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$7.95 CAD
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Incense Moss Garden Nokiba

(35 sticks)
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Incense / Smudging

Sandalwood, patchouli and benzoin grace this playful scent, providing a light-hearted mood like background music. Nokiba (Moss Garden) is just one of a wide selection of traditional Japanese scents, practical and easy to use everyday, for any occasion.

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$5.95 CAD
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