Kinkaku (金 閣, the "Golden Pavilion") is an incense dedicated to the atmosphere of Kyoto’s Temple of the Golden Pavilion, characterized by a fresh scent of sandalwood, with hints of patchouli, cinnamon and bitter almond.
Handmade by Shoyeido, one of the most famous Japanese incense manufacturers, founded in 1705 by Moriyoshi Rokuzaemon Hata in the heart of Kyoto after learning the art of making incense at the Imperial Palace, choosing carefully since twelve generations today, with the same care, the finest selection of raw materials.
Starting from the fragrant woods of sandalwood (Byakudan) and from the precious agar resin (Jinko), which form the basis of the best Japanese incense, the masters of Shoyeido mix - according to proportions handed down for centuries and keeping under control the humidity and the time of drying necessary - finely ground natural ingredients and plant-based spices, combining them with spring water and a natural binding material called tabuko, which binds all the elements together without the need for a bamboo core.
The result is a refined incense that burns for a long time, filling the environment with Japanese delicacy. 175 sticks, 13.5 cm long, burning time approx. 30 minutes. Incense holder not included.