Take a moment to light the incense. Let the fragrance quietly infuse
the air. Watch the ash fall and surrender to the passing of time.
Take delight in the moment as the fragrance slowly envelops you.
It will leave an imprint in your memory.

Dial in all five senses to the invisible fragrance.
Allow your senses to be drawn into the transcendent world of incense
and witness how the fragrance takes on a visible form.

お香にそっと火を点ける。立ち上る香気が、空気に溶け込んでいく。落ちていく
灰に時間の流れを見つめ、ゆらめく香りを纏い、心遊ばせる。そして、香りが
記憶につながっていく。目に見えない(invisible)香り、五感を研ぎ澄ませ、
集中してみる。奥深い香りの世界に感性が導かれ、香りが輪郭(visible)を表す。

Five Fragrances of “elemense”

Each incense is a blend of natural aromatic materials. The five fragrances
( Moku, Ka, Do, Kon, Sui) are inspired by the
“Ten Virtues of Koh” blended with the ancient Chinese belief of the five elements.

The “Ten Virtues of Koh” was written by a Japanese monk about six hundred years ago
that extols the benefits derived from the properties of incense. In ancient China,
it was believed that every place, person and object in the universe was made from
these five elements: Moku, Ka, Do, Kon and Sui.

香りを編む

「香十徳」と「木火土金水」を
重ねあわせた5つの香り

木蘭 清火 温灰 石心 鉄紺

「香十徳」は、香の効用と良いところを端的に格調高く伝える詩文。
古来中国では、
万物は「木(もく)・火(か)・土(ど)・金(こん)・
水(すい)」の
5つの元素から構成されていると
考えられてきました。

  • Mokuran
    Mokuran

    Mokuran

    Cultivates love for others by allowing one to appreciate plants and flowers that nature offers

    Sandalwood, Oakmoss, Amber, Muguet

    自然の木々や花を愛でて、
    思いやりの心が芽生える。

  • Sekishin
    Sekishin

    Sekishin

    Sets intentions as strong and 
everlasting as a rock

    Agarwood, Ciste,
    Pink Pepper, Everlasting

    年月を経ても朽ちない石のように、
    強い意志が心に宿る。

  • Kiyobi
    Kiyobi

    Kiyobi

    Purifies the spirit and body by 
ridding negative thoughts

    Agarwood, Cederwood,
    Sandalwood, Cypress

    火は邪念を取り払い、
    心身を静かに清めてくれる。

  • Nukubai
    Nukubai

    Nukubai

    Heals loneliness and brings a peace of 
mind from the warmth of the ash

    Sandalwood, Patchouli, Tabacco, Vanilla

    灰のぬくもりのように、
    孤独は癒えて安らぎをえる。

  • Tetsukon
    Tetsukon

    Tetsukon

    Awakens the sense of determination as tough as iron and kindles clarity as pristine as spring water

    Agarwood, Bergamot, Lavender, Violet

    強靭な鉄と流れる水の澄んだ感覚が呼び起こされる。

elemense coming this fall

elemense Newsletter

elemense will be at
NY NOW Show
February 4 - 7, 2018

NYNOW

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St, New York City
(212) 216-2000
http://www.nynow.com

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