Editor's Note

"Translucent and weightless, evoking the effortless glide of goldfish through crystal-clear water."

Behind The Creation

Goldfish Hanga · Kingyo

In 1502, goldfish were introduced to Japan by Chinese traders, who sold them to the samurai and nobility as cherished companions. Goldfish have since symbolised wealth, fortune, and good luck. As part of Kousaido’s Hanga Collection, Goldfish, or Kingyo in Japanese, features a cover art by local art practitioners, birthed from the craft of woodblock printmaking, known as Hanga. Each incense stick, hand cut in small batches, proudly carries the distinctive touch of imperfections that pay homage to the craftsmanship of Kyoto's incense makers.

How To Use


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Atmospheric Dream

Rooted in nostalgic memories, Atmosphere curates a modest yet meaningful collection of contemporary incense guided by a genuine connection to our past and to embrace incense as an art, a lifestyle, and a means to cultivate an intentional atmosphere in our surroundings.

The Art of Sharing

The core of Atmosphere is centered around the act of sharing, whether it’s knowledge, inspiration, or simply the joy of indulging in a pleasant aroma. As we hope to inspire our community to embrace this beautiful habit, we offer a complimentary wrapping service for all orders - an added pleasure for the receiver, or yourself, to slowly unveil.

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