Shoyeido Japanese Incense
Over 1,400 years ago, a large piece of fragrant driftwood washed ashore on the tiny Japanese island of Awaji. Realizing the uniqueness of the marvelous fragrance emanating from the wood, island locals presented it as a gift to the Empress Suiko. With this gift of 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 incense-making techniques he learned as an employee of Kyoto's Imperial Palace. He would eventually introduce a new world of scent to an audience beyond the realm of royalty. Twelve generations later, the Hata family continue to create an amazing array of fragrances.
Shoyeido incense is considered the highest quality, most natural incense available on Earth. Shoyeido's blending process is an art form. Highly trained "masters" draw upon centuries-old secrets to create masterworks of fragrance. These artisans carefully process the quality, balance, and ratio of every hand-selected natural ingredient. Only the finest raw materials are used. 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, but unique blends are also the modern natural solution for creating a relaxed 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.
Natural Incense Assortment
Daily Incense This bright new package contains one stick each of all eight bestselling Daily Incense blends. Scents include: Great Origin, Eternal Treasure, Moss Garden, Kyoto Autumn Leaves, Golden Pavilion,...
Great Origin Incense
Daigen-koh Daily Incense Sandalwood and cinnamon combine to promote comfort and insight. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 8.75" long Sandalwood, cinnamon Approx. burning time 50 mins per stick
Eternal Treasure Incense
Hoyei-koh Daily Incense Well over 100 years old - and based on an older recipe yet - Eternal Treasure is one of Shoyeido's most traditional, best-known fragrances. To nurture abundance...
Moss Garden Incense
Nokiba Daily Incense Moss Garden is one of Shoyeido's oldest and best-loved incense recipes. An impeccable blend of sandalwood, patchouli, and benzoin constitute this enchanting fragrance, evocative of plum flowers blooming...
Autumn Leaves Incense
Kyo-nishiki Daily Incense 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. Its poetic blend...
Golden Pavilion Incense
Kin-kaku Daily Incense This recipe containing sandalwood, patchouli and cinnamon was inspired by the spectacular Kinkaku-ji temple's reflection in Kyoto-chi pond. If you prefer incense that is a bit more on the...
Cherry Blossoms Incense
Kyo-zakura Daily Incense In Japan, the blooming sakura cherry blossom tree is an iconic symbol of Springtime. To inspire visions of spring days, Shoyeido has artfully combined rhubarb, clove, cinnamon, and other...
Five Hills Incense
Gozan Daily Incense Five legendary mountains enclosing the city of Kyoto provide inspiration for this mellow, deep blending of cloves with the finest sandalwood from Mysore, India. 1 bundle of 35...
White Cloud Incense
Haku-un Daily Incense A fragrance inspired by the image of white clouds in a blue sky. Made from a decades-old recipe, White Cloud's highest quality, earthy-sweet scent helps bring a moment...
Sitting Zen Incense
Zen Incense Sitting Zen is a perfect companion for meditation and quiet reflection. A calming blend of sandalwood, clove and cinnamon provides a respectful, unobtrusive atmosphere. 1 bundle of 30 sticks,...
Morning Zen Incense
Zen Incense Greet each new day with a stick of Morning Zen incense. Sandalwood, cinnamon, clove and an array of fine spices comprise this fresh fragrance. 1 bundle of 30 sticks,...
Evening Zen Incense
Zen Incense Evening Zen incense is a reliable companion at a busy day's end: light a stick and drift into the late hours. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 13" long Sandalwood, patchouli,...
Shoyeido Overtones® New from Shoyeido, Overtones is a line of pure, uplifting fragrances. Enjoy Sandalwood, the pure, earthy core ingredient of unforgettable fragrance products for millennia. 1 bundle of 35...
Shoyeido Overtones® New from Shoyeido, Overtones is a line of pure, uplifting fragrances. Cinnamon is one of the world's oldest and most beloved spices. It is cultivated from the dried, curled...
Shoyeido Overtones® New from Shoyeido, Overtones is a line of pure, uplifting fragrances. Calming Vanilla - the flower of the fruit bearing vanilla orchid - is native to Madagascar and exudes...
Shoyeido Overtones® New from Shoyeido, Overtones is a line of pure, uplifting fragrances. Frankincense, a blissful fragrance derived from the resins of desert-dwelling trees, creates an air of calm and contemplation....
Tea Leaves Incense
Shoyeido Overtones® New from Shoyeido, Overtones is a line of pure, uplifting fragrances. Tea Leaves - the aromatic key ingredient of countless comforting concoctions for people throughout the world. 1 bundle...
Power Shoyeido Magnifiscents® Sparkling sandalwood, frankincense, cinnamon and ginger lily shape this treasured fragrance. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Sandalwood, frankincense, cinnamon, ginger lily, patchouli Approx. burning time 30...
Strength Shoyeido Magnifiscents® Cinnamon and patchouli add soft fire to a rosy sandalwood base. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Cinnamon, sandalwood, patchouli Approx. burning time 30 min. per stick...
Awareness Shoyeido Magnifiscents® A green, woodsy bouquet comprised of sandalwood and clove. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Sandalwood, cinnamon, clove Approx. burning time 30 min. per stick