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Work with our incense artisans

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What to Expect
1. About Incense

Around the 6th century, incense was introduced into Japan along with Buddhism. Incense also means the art of incense-burning. We can enjoy smelling its natural fragrance produced by burning an aromatic tree, such as ‘kyara(aloeswood )’, ‘jinko(agarwood )’and ‘byakudan (sandalwood). At that time when incense was brought into Japan, the purpose of using incense was to purify a human body and drive away something evil, so it had a religious meaning. Later, incense came to be used by ordinary people in their daily life. And nowadays people often use it as part of aromatherapy for the purpose of relaxing themselves and getting rid of their stress.

2. Let’s start making senko incense with our artisans

Senko, an incense stick, is shaped like a long slender stick, so that senko’s burning time lasts longer, and its fragrance can be enjoyed for a long time. In the workshop, you can enjoy the process of making senko with our incense artisans. Senko is solid, long and slender, but fresh senko is very soft like clay. You need to work with care in order to make a beautiful straight-shaped senko!

3. Finishing

Dry up the fresh senko for about an hour, and then the work is done. Most Japanese people don’t know how to make senko! We would really like you to enjoy this valuable senko making experience!
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Important Information
Departure Point
淡路梅薫堂 江井工場(チソウギャラリー), 2738-2 Ei, Awaji, Hyogo 656-1531, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Workshop fee
  • Personal expense
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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