Kodo (“way of incense”) has been a part of Japanese culture for over a thousand years.
Kodo began as offerings to purify the mortuary tablets of ancestors at temples, and eventually became popular among the upper class as sora-daki, a style of incense burning where the fragrance fills the entire room. Aromatic wood and plants such as agarwood, cloves and sandalwood were ground into aromatic powders. As time went by, the horizons of kodo were broadened with new fragrances, and modern-day Japanese people have developed a keen sense of which aromas best suit their cuisine and rooms.
Japanese people consider “no colors or scents” as the default, and place the utmost value on serene, pure fragrances: the delicate aroma of soba noodles; the dry, fruity scent of sake; the fresh, green fragrance on a walk through a mossy bamboo forest. In ancient temples, the scent of fragrant woods complements the centuries-old wood in a harmony that quiets the soul. We believe that the exquisite fragrances produced by this long-standing Japanese tradition will inspire the senses of people from all countries and cultures, and so KITCHIBE was born.
KITCHIBE brings you Japan’s most beautiful scents.


Unique, exquisite scents
calling on 200 years

  • Easy to fit into anyone’s life style
  • Provides a relaxing and calm feel
  • Subtle, pleasant yet noticeable scent
  • The product of the traditional fragrance culture of Japan

Using only domestically-
sourced & plant-based

  • Soya wax, with palm oil and rapeseed oil base
  • As candle wax dissolves at lower temperature, that allows the delicate scents to be fragrant beautifully
  • No petrol-carbon soot
  • Stable burn
  • Cleaner burning; no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants

Created with traditional
& craftsmanship
high quality.

  • 1300 years of Seto porcelain making
  • Finely crafted porcelain with high permeability
  • Commitment to creating long-lasting products

Designed to appeal
to everyone
-versatile and organic-

  • Capturing forms created by chance
  • Objects with organic forms
  • Designs with wit and warmth

Using only domestically-sourced and plant-based ingredients (soy wax, perfume, not paraffin), Seto white porcelain
Contents: Each 180g burning time: Up to 40 hours Made in Japan





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