Editor's Note

"A woody fragrance that both calms and uplifts, thanks to its honeyed floral notes that mingle with green, dusty details, forming a lively botanical landscape."

Behind The Creation

Japanese Grosbeak · Ikaruga

Ikagura, taking inspiration from the Japanese Grosbeak known for its distinct yellow beak, pays homage to this avian muse that shares its name with a town in Nara Prefecture. Alongside its companion Shirohato within the Japanese Bird Collection, Ikagura is one of Kyukyodo’s pioneering formulations that have remained unaltered since the Shōwa era. Featuring an enticing aroma of natural incense wood and herbs, Ikagura is a versatile creation made for both traditional ceremonies and contemporary indulgence.

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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