Awaken the Mind

Discover the beauty and wisdom of Japan’s ancient rituals

Connect back to nature and to our inner elegance.

change your mood • purify air, heart, mind • use for meditation, yoga • enhance calm, clarity • connect to those close to you • fall asleep...


About Eau De Parfum Naturelle:

Alluring yet subtle

Crafted with the mystical scent of hinoki for its power to purify and calm

Only Plant based oils are blended with sugar cane alcohol.

Limited Edition Small Lots reflect the best ingredients available at the time. 

•  Keiichiro Tsuda 津田啓一郎 is the perfumer for scents No5, No. 8, No. 9 


About Zukoh - Body Powder Incense

A finely ground formula of solely natural plant based ingredients used for centuries in Japan before entering temples, to improve concentration, and keep evil spirts away. We collaborated with YamadaMatsu, one of Kyoto`s earliest incense shops, blending natural herbs since the early 18th century.

Incense first floated onto the shores of Awaji Island in April of the year 595.  After, ancient records from Japan reveal that incense was burned to scent clothes as a perfume and also used to purify.  The earliest incense shops were traditional herbal medicine shops focusing on healing and wellness.

About our Packaging 

Our packaging is intended to be Reusable or Recyclable and Crafted in Japan.  Most products come in a wood box handcrafted by local artisans from the wood factories of KUSU HANDMADE based in Saga Prefecture.  We encourage you to imagine the many possibilities for reuse of your wood box. Our glass perfume bottles and the glass apothecary Zukoh bottle are handmade.

 Meet the Co-founders Kumi Tsukioka + Amy Washio

Kumi Tsukioka:  

Favorite memory of scent:

I grew up in the northern region of Japan surrounded by nature.  As a young girl, I would get lost in the forest foothills searching for herbs and flowers, and would often come home with my pockets stained and stuffed with the enchanting scent of Kinmokusei.  

Inspiration to create solely natural fragrance:

While studying and practicing acupuncture, I was fascinated by the power of natural herbs as a form of self care.  Even the most simple ingredient such as Hakka/Japanese Mint can have an uplifting effect in a small dose.  I also realized the similarities between the art + science of perfumery and oriental herbal medicine. Both aim to create a unique balance from carefully crafted combinations of natural materials that can unlock the potential for healing.

Amy Washio:

Favorite memory of scent

When I first moved to Japan 25 years ago, I interned in an architectural atelier where we made hand brew coffee everyday.  The office was always filled with the warm and intoxicating scent of coffee. I loved the scent so much, later I would work for a coffee company for 15 years.

Inspiration to create solely natural fragrance 

As breast cancer survivor, I became more conscious of the ingredients in our daily lives.  It was during my recovery that Kumi and I became friends and started brainstorming how we could make some of our favorite products healthier.