One might notice that fragrance is
capable of helping us recall old memories unexpectedly.
As Shoyeido has grown in the business of making incense,
we have been seeking new and exciting ways to share
the splendor of Japanese incense.
To provide our customers a place to engage directly
with the culture of fragrance, we established Kunjyukan.
An incense stick can be comprised of many ingredients,
carefully culled and hand-processed by skillful artisans.
Upon this awareness,
it is natural for one to be captivated by Japanese fragrance.
As we conduct various types of events,
we look forward to Kunjyukan to be recognized as
a source for cultural information,
not only on Japanese incense but on the world of fragrance itself.
As guests enter Kunjyukan, they are warmly welcomed by a large light fixture, designed in the shape of a Japanese umbrella. The shimmering light projected on the textured wall is meant to represent to wafting smoke of incense.
Three boxes suspended from the ceiling each can isolate a unique fragrance. Standing within each box allows your senses to be refreshed while being surrounded by your scent of choice.
The wall behind the reception area is decorated with three kinds of stone, notably quartzite and slate. The various colors and sizes of the stones are neatly and artistically arranged, and the diagonal lines in the stone design are meant to express the image of an incense stick standing on a holder.
Guests to Kunjyukan are treated to a beautiful garden of bamboo and moss, a place that allows you to feel relaxed and close to nature.
The artistic stained glass is a depiction of the Shoyeido store and sales records from a previous time. We embrace it as a historical representation of the company.
A long bench has been placed along the side of Karasuma Street. We encourage our visitors to use it while waiting for public transportation, or simply making plans after visiting Kunjyukan. It is our hope it can become a place of recreation and relaxation.