Tennendo: Kneaded Incense Making Kit

You can now order the incense making kit at Japan Incense. For about the same(or slightly better) price as I got mine for in Japan! This is a great deal and a good way to discover a wonderful and smokeless(assuming you do not turn the heater up too high) incense form. Plus it is fun, which is a big plus šŸ™‚ It has about eighteen ingredients, each double bagged. They compose what are the basic core materials for kneaded incense. Of course you could also use this for cones or incense trails. You could also restock at least some of the materials at a Chinese Traditional Medicine shop and Kotaro also mentioned that he “thinks” he can get additional replacement materials from Tennendo itself. Apparently Tennendo is one of the better ingredients suppliers in japan and many other incense companies use them. Which makes sense when you sample their incense, which all seem to use very good materials.You could also add materials from any other countries incense tradition into the mix, labdanum comes to mind.

I made my second set of incense balls last night and am now letting them cure for a couple of weeks. Let you all know the results. -Ross



  1. roygbiv said,

    February 11, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Any news regarding the progress of this kit?

    • clairsight said,

      February 12, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      I have made a number of small tests that are still in the powdered stage. My sinuses have been hammered for the last month so not too much incense making or using of late. The kit looks and smells to be pretty complete. I like the kit as pretty much all the basics and a few “none basic” ingredients are in it. I suppose one could put it together for a lesser amount but you would have to have very good access to the materials as well as be pretty savy about the subject. So i think it is a good buy.

  2. Thomas S said,

    July 11, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Wow, that looks nice… the kit even comes with musk liquid. This alone (if it is natural musk) would be worth buying….

  3. June 23, 2013 at 9:55 am

    This kit has everything you need to produce kneaded incense, even so bamboo tools as well as instructions(which are in Japanese).
    You can use the traditional charcoal, ash and mica plate for heating or you could also use an electric incense heater(Mermaid Magikal Arts), which to me is much easier and lots more controlable.

    • roygbiv said,

      June 23, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Thank you for your reply. Good additional information. Do you think this is a good value, say, in comparison to purchasing these raw materials individually? Good luck with your making.

    • Foxcom47 said,

      June 26, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Looking forward to your results, if you have any concerns with mold at all. Perhaps others can share their tips here on making kneaded incense(Have others here done this?).

      Has anyone tried burning kneaded incense on a tea-light candle or electric oil warmer? Is is possible?

  4. roygbiv said,

    June 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    This is excellent. Forgive my lack of knowing and Please tell me: does this come with the medium for kneaded insence?

    You also mention a heater. What type is this?

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