Fragrances in Japan Incense Utensils

Jisshu-kō box with branches of young pine and plum design in maki-e

The box of ten types of fragrance, said to have been handed down to … Read more

  • Jisshu-kō box with branches of young pine and plum design in maki-e

    Edo period, 19th century

Jisshu-kō box with Hamamatsu-Shioya design in maki-e

Jisshu-kō (ten rounds incense game), which dates from the Muromachi … Read more

  • Jisshu-kō box with Hamamatsu-Shioya design in maki-e

    Meiji period, 20th century


Incense chest with landscape and pavilion design in maki-e

This incense chest has a single door on one end and three drawers … Read more

  • Incense chest with landscape and pavilion design in maki-e

    Meiji period, 19th century

Incense box with shell and seaweed motif in maki-e

This small rectangular box has a deeply overlapping lid, the … Read more

  • Incense box with shell and seaweed motif in maki-e

    Edo period, 18th century


Incense box with peacock and peony motif in maki-e

The peacock resting its feathers on a crag and the peonies blooming … Read more

  • Incense box with peacock and peony motif in maki-e

    Meiji period, 19th century

Incense box with hollyhock crests in maki-e

This box includes a fitted tray, which holds the tools needed to cut the … Read more

  • Incense box with hollyhock crests in maki-e

    Edo period, 18th century

Black lacquer cage for perfuming clothing

Clothing was placed over the cage and incense burned inside it, … Read more

  • Black lacquer cage for perfuming clothing

    Edo period, 19th century

Incense pillow with crane motif in maki-e

Also known as an aloes-wood pillion, this pillow was used to scent hair … Read more

  • Incense pillow with crane motif in maki-e

    Edo period, 18th century