Shoko Ryoka is a traditional form of Japanese incense that’s been used for centuries for ceremonial purposes.
This incense is made from chopped pieces of aromatic woods and resins and is fragranced with the aromas of sandalwood and agar, plus three other unique scents.
The incense can be burned by either putting the woods and resins directly onto charcoal-heated ash, or by placing the incense onto burning charcoal. As the woods and resins heat up, the fragrance will be released.
Although it is produced with ceremonial purposes in mind, Shoko Ryoka can also be burned for any purpose of your choice. If you’ve never tried incense in this form before, it can be an interesting option to try.
Dimensions of Box: 7.5cm Width x 9.6cm Length x 2.4cm Depth
Country of Origin: Japan
More About Nippon Kodo Incense
The Japanese incense company, Nippon Kodo, was founded over four centuries ago and originally began by producing high quality incense for the Emperor of Japan. The company has continued to thrive ever since, now accounting for more than 50% of the entire incense industry in Japan. The company have a great philosophy about the importance of celebrating incense and recognise that, although many people simply love the ability of incense to fragrance a room, for others, their use comes down to spiritual and religious traditions. In fact, Nippon Kodo say that, through the production of their traditional Japanese incense they aim to, ‘cherish the ancient traditions and values’. The ingredients of Nippon Kodo incense are all high quality and are sourced from around the world. Experts help locate and harvest the rare aromatic woods, natural gums, resins and other ingredients used to make their incense. Once acquired, the ingredients are processed by hand, and by machine, in their eight factories in Japan and Hong Kong.
More About Japanese Incense
Japanese incense (speaking in general terms) is refined, pure, light smoke and rich in natural ingredients such as sandalwood. They don't usually have the thin wooden stick centre that is often found in Indian and other incense sticks. They are normally pure incense right the way through the stick. They are often designed with meditation in mind. Due to the high quality manufacturing processes the incense goes through they can be a little bit more expensive than other incense on the market.
To find out more read:
The History of Japanese Incense
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