Posts Tagged ‘ incense ’

Flaming Incense at a Japanese Temple

Apr 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Photo Gallery, Temples & Shrines, Tokyo and Vicinity

At Benzaiten, a temple surrounded by the waters of Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park, the flames licked the incense burning in the large bronze koro (incense burner) sitting at the base of the steps to the temple. The lovely island temple in the heart of Tokyo is dedicated to the only goddess among the Seven […]

The Way of Incense in Japan

Mar 26th, 2009 | By | Category: History & Culture

Practitioners of koh-do, the centuries-old Japanese art of enjoying and exploring the fragrances of burned incense, follow traditions established as early the 15th century.  It’s an elegant art that promotes feelings of peace and tranquility and along with the tea ceremony and ikebana (flower arranging) is one of the tenets of traditional Japanese culture. Incense, […]