The Culture of Fragrance

Perfumes are believed to date back over 5,000 years, developing as distinctive forms of aroma-related culture over the long history of human civilization. Takasago International has collected many valuable works of art and materials related to fragrances to share the cultural heritages of fragrances in both East and West.

THE TAKASAGO COLLECTION features traditional Japanese incense burners, containers, and other implements used in Kodo, a traditional incense-smelling ceremony. The Collection also includes incense burners from China, ancient Egyptian arts, and Greek and Roman perfume bottles etc.. The collection contains approximately 1000 items, some of which can be viewed in the Fregrance Gallely room at Takasago's head quarters in Tokyo.

This site, the Fragrance Museum, offers photos and descriptions of selected items from THE TAKASAGO COLLECTION that communicate the history and culture of fragrances from different parts of the world.

Takasago Collection Gallery
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
(Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.)
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays
December 27 - January 5