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Japanese Incense | Nippon Kodo | Koju 1575 | Odori 'The Dance' | 60 Sticks

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Japanese Incense | Nippon Kodo | Koju 1575 | Odori 'The Dance' | 60 Sticks
  • Japanese Incense | Nippon Kodo | Koju 1575 | Odori 'The Dance' | 60 Sticks
  • Japanese Incense | Nippon Kodo | Koju 1575 | Odori 'The Dance' | 60 Sticks
  • Japanese Incense | Nippon Kodo | Koju 1575 | Odori 'The Dance' | 60 Sticks
  • Japanese Incense | Nippon Kodo | Koju 1575 | Odori 'The Dance' | 60 Sticks


Odori – The Dance
. Evokes the sensual and noble beauty of a youthful master perfumer. Revealing the sweetness of Honey, Odori is like the petals of Cherry Blossom dancing in a musky breeze. Blended with Sandalwood, this incense offers a sophisticated aroma with big perfume top notes.

The quality and origin of raw materials, humidity, temperature, choice of water, blending, extrusion, cutting and drying time; all these factors have been managed to produce incense which has a delicate fragrance and consistently good burn.

  • 60 Incense Sticks per box
  • Burn time is approx. 25 minutes per stick
  • Each sticks is 140mm long (5.5 inches)
  • Net weight of incense per box is 22 grams
  • Box size is 192mm (L), 70mm (W) and 20mm (D)
  • Fine packaging designed by Fred Neury of Paris
  • Stiff card box, coloured sleeve and leaflet
  • This incense was blended under the control of Hisao Iwai, master perfumer
  • This is a fine, delicate and special incense
  • There are 5 fragrances/blends in the Koju 1575 range*
  • Made in Japan 


Vectis Karma stocks all 5 varieties in the Koju 1575 range – * 
MoegiOdoriOjiKibo and Yama.

All 5 fragrances in the Koju 1575 range are complex blends, so deliver a range of top, middle and low notes. To match your preferences in fragrance types, the following guide suggestions may help:

Floral: Moegi and Odori

Woody/Spicy: Yama and Oji

Soft/Sensual: Odori and Kibo

Sweet: Odori

Light: Moegi, Odori and Kibo

Dark: Yama and Oji

Warm: Yama, Oji and Odori

Cool: Kibo and Moegi

Aloeswood: Yama and Oji

Sandalwood: Moegi, Odori and Kibo  

The story of Koju 1575:

During the Tensho Era in Japan (1573 – 1592 CE), Jyuemon Takai was the master of incense to the Emperor Imperial Palace during the Tensho Era. Known as ‘Koju’ his skills were widely known and respected - inspiring the foundation of Nippon Kodo, the renowned Japanese Incense Company.

Over four hundred years and eight generations later, in the 21st century, Nippon Kodo has produced a special range of incense to honour Koju’s memory and skills, which have been passed down to today’s Incense makers – Koju 1575.

Koju Incense is the result of the collaboration between Hisao Iwai, the Japanese master perfumer and French designer, Fred Néry, responsible for Koju’s beautiful and elegant boxes. The results are a mix of cultures between East and West, through traditional incense made by Nippon Kodo who master and continue the skills from Jyuemon Takai in 16th century, more than 430 years ago. The date 1575 in the name of this incense refers to the year of Nippon Kodo’s foundation.

Raw materials for Koju 1575 are sourced from a wide range of the world. Including, Sandalwood from India, Cinnamon from Arabia, Clove, Star Anise and Patchouli from around SE Asia, Frankincense from Sudan, Benzoin from Sumatra, Spikenard from the Himalayas and Aloeswood from Cambodia, Vietnam and Borneo. 

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