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.
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
Devotion Shoyeido Magnifiscents® Crisp tones of clove and vetiver are highlights of this soothing blend. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Sandalwood, clove, benzoin Approx. burning time 30 min. per...
Balance Shoyeido Magnifiscents® A silky combination of sandalwood and cinnamon - great to use anytime. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Sandalwood, cinnamon Approx. burning time 30 min. per stick...
Shoyeido Magnifiscents® Sandalwood and exotic spices instill the spirit of creativity into this uplifting scent. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Sandalwood, camphor Approx. burning time 30 min. per...
Shoyeido Magnifiscents® Myrrh, a timeless gift of magi and kings, imbues this blend with the harmony of the ages. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Myrrh, sandalwood, clove, spices...
Shoyeido Magnifiscents® Resinous frankincense, an aromatic wonder of nature, engenders feelings of faith and devotion. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Sandalwood, frankincense, ginger lily Approx. burning time 30...
Shoyeido Magnifiscents® Tea leaves and vanilla create a playful scent for a lighthearted mood. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Tea leaves, sandalwood, clove, vanilla, spices Approx. burning time...
Shoyeido Magnifiscents® Sandalwood and herbs are united in this splendid and sentimental favorite. 1 bundle of 30 sticks, 5.25" long Benzoin, sandalwood Approx. burning time 30 min. per stick
Azure Leaf Incense Holder
Leaf-shaped Incense Holder Shoyeido's Azure-glazed incense holder adds a feeling of clear blue skies. Handcrafted by talented potters, each piece is a unique work of art. Please note that due to...
Crimson Leaf Incense Holder
Leaf-shaped Incense Holder Shoyeido's Crimson-glazed incense holder adds a colourful flourish to incense-scented surroundings. Handcrafted by talented potters, each piece is a unique work of art. Please note that due to...
Brilliant Peaks Incense
Brilliant peaks - Kiho A playful, basic sandalwood stick, economically priced for everyday enjoyment. 1 bundle of 110 sticks, 5.25" long Sandalwood, spices Approx. burning time 30 min. per stick...
Lotus Incense Holder
Lotus-shaped Incense Holder This beautiful new incense holder is inspired by the timeless beauty of sun-dappled lotus blossoms adorning the surface of a quiet pond. A unique addition to our...
The Book of Incense
Enjoying the Traditional Art of Japanese Incense Incense has a long history in Japan. At the ancient court, men and women alike scented their kimono, their rooms, and even their...