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Nippon Kodo

Nippon Kodo



Nippon Kodo’s fine incense making follows a long and honoured tradition that started more than 400 years ago. Becoming a fully qualified incense craftsman takes a very long time. Skilled artisans must sense slight conditions in natural aromatic materials and be capable of making tiny adjustments to the amount of moisture used in the kneading process. In this film, watch how Nippon Kodo’s craftsmen carefully finish each product with attention to all aspects of its production: kneading, cutting, selection, and rolling.