Shoyeido - Insect Repellent Fragrant Sachet for Clothing
Incense was brought into Japan with the advent of Buddhism.
In the early years, incense was used as religious offerings. Later, people began to perfume their clothing atop the censer, so that a mild fragrance would waft off their clothes while they carry themselves with finesse.
This was followed by scented sachets tied to the sleeves. Its fragrance helps calm our mind and uplift our spirits.
First founded in 1705, Shoyeido has been passed down across 12 generations.
Among their patrons are many renowned temples in Japan, such as Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) Temple and Kiyomizu-dera (Pure Water) Temple. Shoyeido insists on using all-natural herbs and spices for their hand-blended incense. Their varied merchandise range from traditional Kyoto-style incense sticks to incense trays, burners, holders, and sachets. Each item has its relevance to the changing seasons – all sheer works of art!