A home of well-being cannot exist without incense. It helps us to create more serene environment and its fragrance links us more intimately to nature.
Incense is then becoming more and more a part of our daily life. It creates a welcoming atmosphere in any home, helps to concentrate on the task at hand, or to relax.
Esteban Incense is made in Japan according to traditional know-how passed down from the 16-th century.
Their exceptional quality comes from this ancestral knowledge of traditional fragrant mixtures combined with the most recent innovations in the world of incense.
How to Use it:
Light the tip of the incense stick, then blow out the flame to create a delicate curl of smoke.
Place it on an incense holder.
The fragrance of the incense is at its best once the stick has burnt and it lingers long after.
For full enjoyment:
> Avoid drafty areas such as open windows and doors, so that the ashes will not be scattered.
> Place the burner on a tray so that the ashes do not fall onto the floor or furniture.
> Keep out of reach of children and pets.
ESTEBAN SERIES comes in more than twenty two fragrances:
Japanese Incense Discovery Box Series
2. Esprit De The
3. Orchidee blanche
4. Teck & Tonka
5. Green Note
8. Santal *no longer produced
9. Note Marine *no longer produced
10. Coeur de Paris *no longer produced
11. Magnolia Rosa
Interior Gardern Series
1. Fruits tres rouges (Berries of Red) *no longer produced
2. Peche de vigne (Vineyard peach)
3. Verveine douce (Soft Vervain)
4. Pamplemousse rose (Pink graperfruit) *no longer produced
5. Rose du matin (Morning Rose)
Espirit de Nature Series
2. Prunier (Plum)
4. Bambou (Bamboo)
6. Tsubaki (Camellia)
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WELCOME TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF FRAGRANCE
Koh-do (“Way of Incense”) is the Japanese art of appreciating incense. It has been known for over 1000 years and recognized as elegant and refined. It is important part of poetry and classical literature of Japan.
Incense burning is a source of inspiration. It brings inner peace and spiritual freedom to the mind.
There are two major types of incense in Japan.
Indirect-burning incense, which can be smoldering piece of fragrant wood, and direct-burning incense in a form of stick or cone, made from incense paste without a bamboo core.
Kohgen is selling exactly those types of Japanese Incense.
Since there is no bamboo core and incense is made from pure incense material, you can enjoy pure fragrance without underlying scent of burning wood.
The process of making Japanese incense:
Blending the finest natural ingredients and binding them with the powder of Tabu-koh, the bark of Tabu-no-ki. Tabu-no-ki is Japanese huge bay tree (Machilus thunbergii), which belongs to Laurel family. After such combination is mixed with water it is extruded just like spaghetti, and then allowed to dry in a form of solid sticks of pure incense.
In Japan aloeswood is seen as a sacred and important wood. It is one of the most distinguished ingredients of some Japanese incense.
During the Kamakura period (1185-1333) the Japanese began using various raw woods such as aloeswood in the making of incense. Some incense was used in a recreational way while others were used in the most important of religious ceremonies. This led to a classification system for grading the qualities of aloeswood. The very finest quality aloeswood is referred to as Kyara. Good quality aloeswood fetches very high prices and this is reflected in the prices of the highest quality aloeswood incenses. f
Aloeswood is also an important wood in the Middle East and in many places is burned daily to accompany prayer. It is also known as agarwood, eaglewood, oud or gaharu.
The wood itself has no significant aroma. Aloeswood is obtained from the evergreen daphne genus tree. When a fungus infects the tree a resin begins to form. When the trees dies this resin continues to harden and mature. This resin imbued wood is then collected for incense and burning purposes.
In Japan it is considered a great honour to receive a gift of fine aloeswood or Kyara.f
Packaging & Shipping
We make a great effort preapring packages so that they reach their destinations on time and safely.
We pack our products carefully for shipment, by filling each box with soft material to prevent items from shaking. Thanks to our carefullness we have not received any complains about damaged goods so far.
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Packages are send by EMS, but we can accommodate customers' wishes.
Except for preorder and/or made-to-order items, we usually ship merchandise within one week, usually in 2-4 business days after payment is confirmed.
EMS DELIVERY DAYS
Average numbers of business days
2- 4 days on average
Vietnam (6 days);
Pakistan (6 days);
Bangladesh (8 days);
Other Territories of Philippines (9 days)
Australia and Oceania
4 days on average
Our company specializes in products related to Japanese incense culture. We provide a vast selection of Japanese incense and fragrances.
We cooperate with top Japanese manufacturers, to make sure products we sell are made of the best quality ingredients.
We also carry gift items, packaged by our experienced staff.
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We offer the "Incense Trial Kit" as a paid sample for beginners to discover favorite fragrance! There are two sets, Japanese-style and Western-style, which contains 10 different kinds of incense each, so you can try 20 different scents!
|||| About Us ||||
Our company established in 1937 in Oakicho , Nagoya. The name “Kohgen” express our desire to spread knowledge about Japanese incense culture and to let people enjoy beautiful fragrances. We focus on our customers' needs and high quality service. We provide a wide variety of products for all people around the world.
*** NAGOYA ***
Our main Kohgen store in Nagya h
453-0042 Aichi, JAPAN
*** TOKYO ***
Our Kohgen store in Tokyo (Ginza)
4-14-15 Ginza, Chuo-ku,
Tokyo 104-0061, JAPAN
*** INCENSE ***
We provide a wide variety of Japanese incense and incense sticks
*** INCENSE HOLDERS ***
g We also have a vast selection of incense stands, so you can choose the perfect one.
*** NIOIBUKURO ***
At our store you can find scented sachets (nioibukuro), which create a refined harmonious aroma that represents Japanese spirit.
*** CANDLES ***
Our company provides wide selection of candles in many different shapes like flowers or even food! They are perfect present for many occasions!
*** JUZU ***
At our store we also sell Buddhist prayer beads, called in Japanese juzu, and bracelets. All of the products are made of best quality raw materials.
*** AND MANY MORE! ***
If you are interested in Japanese incense culture, incense burners
or incense ceremony tools, then visit us at Kohgen Koh Cafe in Nagoya or Tokyo!