Kungyokudo Scented Candle 1716
∅7.3cm x H8.5cm
Vegetable wax (palm and rapeseed) / Paper / Cotton
Essential Oil: Orange, Eucalyptus
Made in Japan
Each unique scent strives to express specific historic transitional periods of Kyoto by enriching the candle with Kungyokudo’s concept of “Scent of Times”.
Depending on the historical era of the chosen candle, the associated scents transition from an authentic and traditional Japanese aroma to a more Western sensibility, according to the trend of the times.
1716 – EDO ERA
Reminiscent of the ancient capital of Nara, the 1716 Edo Era scent is infused with an elegant flavour of citrus & lychee added to white floral.
Similar to a fresh Spring breeze, it embodies the mild warmth of nature.
Kungyokudo candles are paraffin-free.
The wick is made from unbleached cotton. It burns with a gentle flame.
1716 – EDO ERA
Orange oil, Eucalyptus Oil
Bergamot, Lychee, Yuzu
White floral, Iris, Lilac
Powdery musk, Amber, Wood
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In the third year of Bunroku era (1594), Kungyokudo, a long-established incense company, opened in front of Nishi Honganji temple and they served as an apothecary.
From that time, they have been serving many head temples of each school of Buddhism across Japan.
With more than 400 years history of heritage, Kungyokudo is Japan’s oldest incense supplier which has been making the scent for ceremonies and everyday life of each era.
While keeping the tradition and the unique skills of blending natural fragrances and medicinal plants nurtured over a long period of time, they create gentle scents and experience for the present lifestyle.