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Shoyeido - Horin Incense

Horikawa (River Path) from Japan (SKU 4618)

Made from a recipe perfected by Shoyeido's master incense crafters over 30 years ago, River Path remains one of Shoyeido's most popular incense. A perfect, transcendent blend of cinnamon and frankincense to tantalize the senses.

Main ingredients: Aromatic woods, herbs, spices. Approximately 20 sticks per bundle. Length 7cm. Approximate burning time 20 minutes per stick.



Shoyeido Incense Company has been making incense in Kyoto, Japan for over 300 years. They are considered amongst the best incense creators on earth. Shoyeido's blending process is an art form. Highly trained "masters" draw upon centuries-old secrets to create masterworks of fragrance. These artisans carefully process the quality, balance, and ratio of every hand-selected natural ingredient. The slightest variation in amount or quality of any component can dramatically influence the outcome. Only the finest raw materials are used. The results are remarkable, subtle scents that beckon us to use all of our senses — what the Japanese call mon-koh, or "listening to incense."

Named after periods and places in Japanese history, our line of Horin incense offers a modern twist on the ancient art of incense appreciation. Perfect for galleries, large rooms and musical events.

We stock 5 of Shoyeido's Horin series, they are; Horikawa (River Path), Muromachi (City of Culture), Genroku (Returning Spirit), Shirakawa (White River), Nijo (Avenue of the Villa).

No synthetic oils or fragrances. No animal ingredients or testing. For more detailed product information see item form description.

Over 1,400 years ago, a large piece of fragrant driftwood washed ashore on the tiny Japanese island of Awaji. Realizing the uniqueness of the marvelous fragrance emanating from the wood, island locals presented it as a gift to the Empress Suiko. With this gift of precious agarwood began a new era of refinement of — and appreciation for — the enjoyment of fragrance.

In the early 18th century, Rokubei Moritsune Hata began incorporating incense-making techniques he learned as an employee of Kyoto's Imperial Palace. He would eventually introduce a new world of scent to an audience beyond the realm of royalty.
Twelve generations later, the Hata family continue to create an amazing array of fragrances. Shoyeido incense is considered the highest quality, most natural incense available on Earth.