Kōdō is the art of appreciating rare and unique wood incenses. Kōdō is one of three classiacal Japanese arts of refinement, along with 'Ikebana - The Art of Arranging Flowers' and 'Chadō - The Way of Tea'. With more than 1000 years of history this art came to us as a ceremony of listening to the aroma of essential oils and notice subtle changes during the process. During this ceremony a small piece of fragrant wood is heated on a small 'mica' plate, which is heated from below by a piece of charcoal that is surrounded by ash. During this process participants have an opportunity to enjoy clean essential oils without any smoke what makes it completely different experience comparing with different aroma therapies.
Agarwood, also know as 'aloeswood', is harvested in certain parts of southeast Asia such as Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia etc. The trees secrete an aromatic resin, which considered as a most expensive perfume. Agarwood is becoming increasingly rare due to the depletion of the wild resources, what makes prime material very expensive and very hard to get. According to Business Insider, one kilogram of agarwood can cost as much as 1,00,000 USD per kilo, making it one of the most expensive raw materials in the world.
Kynam, also know as Kyara, is a highest and rarest variety of Agarwood, sourced from hendred years old trees grown wild in a jungle. This grade considered as the purest, with unique and excellent fragrance properties. According to the market research Kynam's market price is about 10 000 USD per gram.
We are very excited to give you a chance to experience this rare highest grades from our master's collection!
Kōdō ceremony includes:
Agarwood A+ (Cambodia/Vietnam/Sri Lanka)