The fragrance that was most beloved by noble and sophisticated people was kyara, or aloeswood. Kyara was popular among court nobles since around the eighth century in Japan. They enjoyed the scent while they wore attire infused with the fragrant smoke transferred from kyara. The custom continues to this day among professionals working in the Japanese dance and music industries. This incense was designed to embody a beautiful princess clothed in the scent of kyara. Discover spiritual luxury with this Aloeswood fragrance.
Savor the deep, rich fragrance of aloeswood, prized by the people of old Edo as the most luxurious of fragrances.
Incense-smelling ceremonies were the practice of court nobles, feudal lords and other wealthy people. Among commoners as
well, while they may have lacked access to genuine fragrant woods, there was much fascination with them, and they are frequently featured in works of Kabuki and Joruri theater. The word kyara, meaning aloeswood, even became a general term for "something wonderful". Hair wax that evokes the scent of aloeswood was extremely popular as well. Experience the fragrance, and understand why it was the most highly prized of scents.
- No bamboo core for a clean burning, pure scent
- Box includes 60 sticks and a tin incense stand
- Petite, cute package; take 2 to 3 as a gift!
- For refreshment, relaxation, reading, listening to music, yoga, bathing
||Approx. 12 min.
||W x H x D (inch):
||2 5/8 x 4 x 13/16
||W x H x D (mm):
||67 x 102 x 20