Kodo Utensils Post at Alices Incense

David Oller, who besides being Baieido’s representive in the US,  also has a large amount of great information about Japanese incense, its customs and uses. He has posted a great blog entry on Kodo equipment with descriptions and pictures. Nicely done and very informative.




1 Comment

  1. Steve said,

    December 12, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Thanks for letting us know about this article, Ross! Kinda reiterates an aspect I find reoccuring and attractive in Japanese design – highly specific and refined tools for their intended purpose. Japanese chef knives are available, refined not only to a task of say, slicing proteins, but to the specific fish to be sliced (as in the case of Fugu). Separate knife for heavier work, like de-boning; another for vegetables. Of course this intense attention to detail and purpose is obvious in the Japanese incenses we are so fond of here as well. I’ve never seen all of these Kodo tools before – usually just see a set of ash press/mica tongs/metal chopsticks for sale. The last photo in David’s post is such a beautiful overall display!

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