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Japanese Incense "Choju Giga"

Japanese Incense "Choju Giga"

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Kousaido has drawn upon traditional motifs handed down from ancient times, to create their Choju Giga ("Animal Caricatures") incense series.

Designated as a national treasure, the Choju Giga are a series of illustrated scrolls dating back to some time between the 12th-13th century. The scrolls depict anthropomorphic animals going about their lives in the late Heian and early Kamakura periods. Showing many illustration techniques that have come to be associated with modern Japanese comics, the Choju Giga are considered by many to be Japan's earliest manga.

  • Bow and Arrow:
    A refreshing herbal blend, which combines notes of amber with scents like chamomile and lavender. Recommended for those who are newly discovering their love of incense.

  • Catch and Run:
    An elegant blend, which accents the rich sweetness of scented myrrh with fragrant notes of musk and clove, to create a sandalwood-like fragrance that is deep and yet subtle. 

  • Sumo:
    A refreshingly fruity and aquatic scent, with accents of Japanese pear and faintly sandalwood-like notes.

Chojyu Giga Seashell Incense Holders are available.


Kosaikado founded in 1994, located on Kyoto's Karasuma Street, is a Japanese incense manufacturer offerings an extensive selection of incense, fragrances, and cosmetics designed for everyday use.

  • Box Size:Approx. 80×62×23mm
  • 20g (contains approx. 90 sticks)
  • Burn time: Approx. 15-17min (per stick)
  • Made in Japan
  • Please be sure to use an incense burner made of a nonflammable material
  • Do not use near flammable materials or in windy areas
  • Keep out of reach of children

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