A ceremonial art born of uniquely Japanese sensibilities, where scent takes center stage.
Kodo, originating in the Nara period, is counted as one of Japan's so-called three major arts. In the Heian period, incense was a luxury item prized by aristocrats for its elegance. The rare art of incense ceremony, or Kodo, has deep roots in Japan's poetic and literary traditions, and its culture of cherishing the four seasons. Learn all about its history and tools from a Kodo instructor, and experience the refined but beginner-friendly "Kumiko" incense games.