|Shoyeido is a 300-year old traditional Japanese incense company, established in 1705, producing what is widely considered to be the highest quality, finest natural incense in the world. Our unique fragrances are created from the finest natural ingredients that are hand-blended, using expertise that has been refined and perfected over 300 years.
Shoyeido is known and respected for its integrity. We are one of the few traditional incense manufacturers in Japan, who continue to purchase ingredients ourselves, produce incense by hand, and distribute it with sincere care to our customers for enhanced enjoyment.
The purity of our ingredients and the spirit we endorse in producing our incense are equally important. The work begins with the inspection of the ingredients. Because we work with elements from nature, understanding the quality and the characteristics of the ingredients is essential. Even the same grade of a bushel of an herb will emit a delicately different fragrance from another. From lot to lot, our master blenders work very hard to make subtle adjustments to retain the consistent fragrance of a particular incense. They consider the process to be an artistic endeavor rather than mere "production". Human sensitivity is highly-valued for Shoyeido's incense making.