SHOYEIDO KYOTO KOBAI IN-KOH PRESSED INCENSE 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).
In-Koh(印香), Pressed Incense
In-koh, or “Pressed Incense,” is formed by filling fancifully shaped molds with a blended incense recipe. Shapes can include plum flowers, the moon, and more. This style of incense releases its fragrance when heated with charcoal.
KOBAI (Red plum blossoms), pressed incense is inspired and named by Japanese masterpiece The Tale of Genji. It replicated red plum blossoms and has also the scent of Japanese red plum blossoms.
Paper Package Size: 108mm x 213mm x 8mm
Instruction of use:
1. Take off the lid and place ash into the incense censer.
2. Ignite the corner of a piece of charcoal by using a match or lighter. Place the charcoal on the proper position and wait until it becomes greyish-white in color.
3. When half of the charcoal has turned greyish-white, place the incense onto ash. For wood tips, use the one is approximately 5×2 mm wide.
Remove the lid while incense is burning. It will be extinguish owing to the deficiency of oxygen.