SHOYEIDO KYOTO AGARWOOD AROMATIC SQUARE WOOD CHIPS FOR SORADAKI, JAPANESE “Koh-Do” INCENSE CEREMONY
Koh-Do is a Japanese incense ceremony which between Heian nobles. The enjoyment of elegant fragrance became a custom of daily life for the aristocracy. Literature of the Heian Period, such as “Makura-no-soushi” (The Pillow Book) and “Genji Monogatari” (The Tale of Genji), included many passages and references about Koh.
After 1192 when the political dominance was replaced from nobles to Samurai, Zen spirit fused Kodo into Chado (tea ceremony).
Aromatic Wood Chips:
There are two ways of appreciating the fragrances of aromatic woods. One is called “Mon-koh,” a way to appreciate the sophisticated fragrance of a tiny piece of aromatic wood. The other way is “Soradaki,” for perfuming a room. Aromatic wood fragrances create a pleasant atmosphere for special occasions.
5g of Agarwood chips (clear and graceful scent)
Package Size: 135mm x 80mm
Instruction of use:
1. Ignite the corner of a piece of charcoal by using a match or lighter. Place the charcoal on the top of the ash and wait until it becomes greyish-white in color.
2. When half of the charcoal has turned greyish-white, cover it with a thin layer of ash. Use a three-legged burner specifically designed to hold hot ash.
3. Place wood chips directly over the heated part of the ash (it’s better to heat the wood chips by hot ash rather than burning them directly on the charcoal).
Remove the lid while incense is burning. It will be extinguish owing to the deficiency of oxygen.