Kinkaku / Golden Pavilion
This recipe containing sandalwood, patchouli and cinnamon was inspired by the spectacular Kinkaku-ji temple's reflection in Kyoko-chi pond. Shoyeido suggests that if you prefer incense that is more on the earthy/spicy side without sacrificing the traditional subtlety of Japanese incense, Golden Pavilion might be the incense for you.
This is an incense we most appreciate after it has finished burning, the aroma that fills the space for the next few hours brings many memories of Japan.
Approx 13.5cm Stick / 175 Sticks
Approx burn time 30min per stick.
Made by Shoyeido in Kyoto, Japan
Can easily be snapped in half and used in Incense Holder or as is in an Angular Vessel with Miyako Ash.
In the early 18th century, Rokubei Moritsune Hata began incorporating incense-making techniques he learned as an employee of Kyoto's Imperial Palace. Twelve generations later, the Hata family continue to create an array of fragrances as Shoyeido. Their incense is considered the highest quality natural incense available worldwide.
Shoyeido's blending process is an art form and draws upon centuries-old recipes to create fragrances. The artisans carefully process the quality, balance, and ratio of every hand-selected natural ingredient. The slightest variation in amount or quality of any component can dramatically influence the outcome. Only the finest raw materials are used. The results are remarkable, subtle scents that encourage us to use all our senses mon-koh, or "listening to incense."
With respect for the environment and a concern for green practices, Shoyeido continues to set the standard in the fragrance industry. They have procured permits from the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry in Japan, and the US Fish & Wildlife Department to validate that their products are properly accounted for and responsibly harvested. None of their recipes contain animal products and no testing has ever been done on animals.