SHOYEIDO KYOTO SORADAKI KORO INCENSE CENSER “NAMBAN”, 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).
– Kiyomizu Yaki, ceramic
– NANBAN means Western taste
– You can enjoy wood tips, kneaded incense or pressed incense.
Top open diameter 6cm, H 8cm
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.