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Incense has a long history in Japan. At the ancient court, men and women alike scented their kimono, their rooms, and even their writing paper with signature blends of incense that admirers were sure to mention later in their love poems. Even today, Japanese incense is highly regarded for its subtlety and beauty. The Book of Incense is the first book available in English that focuses on the incense traditions of Japan including different ingredients, mixing blends and sampling various mixtures, traditional literary games involving incense Koh-do, the incense ceremony still performed today.

With the current popularity of aromatherapy and other uses of scent for relaxation and pleasure, this new trade paperback edition of The Book of Incense comes at a most opportune time. It is must reading for anyone who wants to gain a new awareness of the importance of scent, and learn how to make optimal use of the sense of smell in our everyday lives.

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This critical study offers a fresh appraisal of Hindu tradition as a rich and sensible philosophy of life, one based on plenitude, domesticity, transcendence, and control. Distinguished scholar T.N. Madan analyzes the ideas of Hinduism that dominate the literature of India, such as

"renunciation," "purity," and "auspiciousness," and explains how modernity has changed conceptions of the good life, causing Hindus to search anew for their sense of self and social orientation.

Synopsis:

Incense has a long history in Japan. At the ancient court, men and women alike scented their kimono, their rooms, and even their writing paper with signature blends of incense that admirers were sure to mention later in their love poems. Even today, Japanese incense is highly regarded for its subtlety and beauty. The Book of Incense is the first book available in English that focuses on the incense traditions of Japan including different ingredients, mixing blends and sampling various mixtures, traditional literary games involving incense Koh-do, the incense ceremony still performed today.

With the current popularity of aromatherapy and other uses of scent for relaxation and pleasure, this new trade paperback edition of The Book of Incense comes at a most opportune time. It is must reading for anyone who wants to gain a new awareness of the importance of scent, and learn how to make optimal use of the sense of smell in our everyday lives.

About the Author

Kiyoko Morita was born in Hokkaido, Japan, and currently lives in Massachusetts, where she is a lecturer in Japanese at Tufts University and a Ph. D candidate in Educational Studies at Lesley College. Ms. Morita is also an Associate in Research at the Reischauer Institute of Harvard University and a founding member of the Boston Shino Incense Study Group.

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ISBN:
9784770030504
Author:
Morita, Kiyoko
Publisher:
Kodansha
Author:
null, Kiyoko
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Aromatherapy
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Aromatherapy
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 b/w photos and diagrams
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
7.38x5.42x.41 in. .38 lbs.

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Product details 136 pages Kodansha International (JPN) - English 9784770030504 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This critical study offers a fresh appraisal of Hindu tradition as a rich and sensible philosophy of life, one based on plenitude, domesticity, transcendence, and control. Distinguished scholar T.N. Madan analyzes the ideas of Hinduism that dominate the literature of India, such as

"renunciation," "purity," and "auspiciousness," and explains how modernity has changed conceptions of the good life, causing Hindus to search anew for their sense of self and social orientation.

"Synopsis" by , Incense has a long history in Japan. At the ancient court, men and women alike scented their kimono, their rooms, and even their writing paper with signature blends of incense that admirers were sure to mention later in their love poems. Even today, Japanese incense is highly regarded for its subtlety and beauty. The Book of Incense is the first book available in English that focuses on the incense traditions of Japan including different ingredients, mixing blends and sampling various mixtures, traditional literary games involving incense Koh-do, the incense ceremony still performed today.

With the current popularity of aromatherapy and other uses of scent for relaxation and pleasure, this new trade paperback edition of The Book of Incense comes at a most opportune time. It is must reading for anyone who wants to gain a new awareness of the importance of scent, and learn how to make optimal use of the sense of smell in our everyday lives.

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