Spreading the Culture of Flavor and Fragrance throughout the World

Takasago hold many exhibitions both in Japan and abroad, collaborate with museums on exhibitions, provide flavors and fragrances for events, and cooperate with TV science programs and reports to help more people become familiar with aroma and to spread flavor and fragrance culture worldwide.

Materials and pieces of art related to fragrances communicate ideas about the culture surrounding them and provide important information. Takasago has a valuable collection of implements from kodo, the traditional Japanese incense ceremony, as well as Chinese incense burners, ancient Oriental, Greek, and Roman perfume oil bottles, Western perfume bottles, and fragrance materials. The Takasago Collection can be viewed at the "Fragrance Museum" in the lobby of the company's headquarters.


The Takasago Collection is the nucleus of the company’s cultural activities. It began in 1964, when the company acquired the Box of ten types of fragrances, plum and pine decoration in maki-e, said to have been handed down in the Mito Tokugawa family.