The culture of Edo (the old name of Tokyo) was a playful and stylish one, born out of a marriage of the elegant and the common, the coarse and the refined. People enjoyed the four seasons, treasured their friends and neighbors, and lived lives brimming with vitality. This series was created by master incense artisans in Tokyo to express the fragrant atmosphere of old Edo. A single thin column of smoke beckons you to the stylish, modernist world that Edo represents. We invite you to bask in the fragrant world of Edo.
These fragrances have been specially blended to correlate with the folk tales that were told during the Edo Period. Each incense is colored with traditional colors. One by one, these products are carefully hand crafted by the skilled craftsman of Tokyo. Each box includes 60 sticks of incense, which each burn for about 12 minutes.
The incense is nestled in a paulownia box while the packaging is adorned with Japanese patterns in traditional colors. We paid special attention to textures and made sure the packaging has a luxurious surface finish. The Ukiyo-e paintings printed inside the package express the aesthetic during the Edo period.
Each incense includes an incense holder that resembles the stone pave ments of Edo. Tin was a favored metal by the upper class during the Edo period. The tin incense stand included in the package can be washed with water and will last for a long time.
The product comes with an English explanation so it would be a great souvenir gift for recipients in any country.
Aloeswood: Savor the deep, rich fragrance of aloeswood, prized by the people of old Edo as the most luxurious of fragrances.
Peony Tree: Love potion of the geisha quarter, enchantment of the floating world. The sweet scent of peony has untold charms.
Cherry Blossom: Savor the joy of Spring time, when young and old alike feel the allure of the outdoors, with the sweet, gentle scent of cherry blossoms.
Chrysanthemum: Chrysanthemums were loved by the people of Edo not only for their beauty, but also as a symbol of longevity. The fragrance is smooth, refreshing, and invigorating.
Pine Tree: The brisk and refreshing aroma evokes reveries of old Edo, where pines lined the streets frequented by travelers, keeping watch and protecting them.
Water Drop: The bustle of the bath house, where neighbors laugh and splash together. A warm and friendly fragrance for after bath time.