Fwd: Short video (for children) on Japanese incense
- Greetings to the list,
I am forwarding this along from another list I'm on, AlicesRestaurant
(mostly about Japanese incense). It is a very cute short animated
video that touches on appreciating Japanese incense, and shows some of
the equipment of the Kohdo ceremony.
(If you aren't totally relaxed by the end of it, I think there's
something wrong with you.)
- Abe no Kotori
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From: waibsite <milton@...>
Date: Jul 6, 2006 10:28 PM
Subject: Short video (for children) on Japanese incense
I just discovered an appealing short video on "listening to incense"
It's from a children's anime series called Shibawanko. Shibawanko is a
female Shiba Inu puppy who helps teach children about Japanese culture
and tradition. This episode is mainly about enjoying incense (kou)
and, more generally, appreciating scent (kaori) during tsuyu, the
The whole episode is 5 minutes long - the incense part takes up about
a third of it, and includes some nice live-action shots of heating the
charcoal, preparing the kouro cup, etc. (It ends with Shibawanko and
her kitten friend getting very blissed out by the lovely fragrance of
- Noble Cousins!
Greetings from Solveig! I enjoyed the clip relating to kodo. Each of
the clips actually contains two distinct "stories". They have quite a
collection of them. The first one looks at cleaning Japanese gardens
and how to clean a Japanese room. While not everything they say in
the clips is necessarily completely correct, they will give you a
good introduction to traditional Japanese culture.
Your Humble Servant