Kodo Incense Ceremony

Receive a Comprehensive Initiation in the Traditional Kodo Incense Ceremony

kodo ceremony

Tea-master Tyas Sōsen will guide you through a traditional kodo incense ceremony. Savour and competitively distinguish the fragrances of different incense woods. In the format of a traditional incense-game, Sōsen will prepare 2 kinds of incense woods for you to listen to and distinguish. The incense ritual will be followed by a conclusive service of thin tea according to the tea ceremony.


approximately 2 hours

$500 USD per session.

max 3 persons
(inquire for sessions with larger groups)

Your host

Tyas Sōsen

Qualified Instructor in the Way of Tea as taught by the Enshū school. Nihoncha Instructor.

Learn more about Tyas Sōsen.

What Visitors Say

We participated with as a family in the kodo ceremony. The biggest impression it left was a feeling of utter calm and clarity. Hard to put into words, but really wonderful. Thank you again for a great experience. I hope many other can share it with you too.
A. Thys
Incense Ceremony
Your knowledge of the ceremony history was fascinating. We were so glad to learn about it rather than just experience the tea.
Chris D P
Traditional Tea Ceremony Experience


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The Tea Crane

424-2 Kasugachō, Kamigyōku, Kyoto, 602-8023 JAPAN



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