The practise of burning fragrant wood during Buddhist rituals is believed to have begun during the Nara period (710-794 AD). Like the use of incense in Christian Churches it was thought to purify the space. To read more about the practise of Kodo, see our feature article Kodo: The Way of Fragrance

Kazari + Ziguzagu have a carefully curated selection of premium incense from Japan and China. Pure incense sticks from temples and special blends to sharpen the sense and quieten the mind.