它最初是作为寺庙里净化佛祖存在的供品，最后在上流社会流行起来，成为一种满室生香的方式。 用琼脂木、芦荟、檀香等香木制成的香粉。 这种对香的兴趣拓宽了创造新香的基础，也培养了现代日本人对食物和空间中香的敏感度。日本人热衷于无色无味、使人心定神凝的纯正香气。吃荞麦时的淡淡香气。喝日本酒时的爽口的果香。走在长满青苔的竹林时感受到的清新味道。古刹树木和香木让人心神气凝。我们相信这种日本人的气味感性能够超越国家和文化让人感动。于是我们创造了KITCHIBE品牌。请大家尽情享受。
KITCHIBE x likestone
“KITCHIBE / likestone”是由拥有200多年历史的香料公司盐野香料、美浓烧的陶瓷制造公司芳泉窯和擅长使用有机物的设计师创办的TAKUMI SHIMAMURA/Qurz Inc.这3家公司共同合作研发的室内香薰品牌。
芳泉窯创立于以生产美浓烧而闻名地陶瓷之城岐阜县土岐市。最初开始生产盖饭的陶瓷，随着拉面和居酒屋的海外拓展，从日本走向了全球市场。2016年1月，在法国的maison et object发表了石头形状的陶瓷品牌 “likestone”系列，饱受各界的关注。
Kodo ("way of incense") has been a part of Japanese culture for over a thousand years. Kodo began as offerings to purify the mortuary tablets of ancestors at temples, and eventually became popular among the upper class as sora-daki, a style of incense burning where the fragrance fills the entire room. Aromatic wood and plants such as agarwood, cloves and sandalwood were ground into aromatic powders. As time went by, the horizons of kodo were broadened with new fragrances, and modern-day Japanese people have developed a keen sense of which aromas best suit their cuisine and rooms. Japanese people consider "no colors or scents" as the default, and place the utmost value on serene, pure fragrances: the delicate aroma of soba noodles: the dry, fruity scent of sake: the fresh, green fragrance on a walk through a mossy bamboo forest. In ancient temples, the scent of fragrant woods complements the centuries-old wood in a harmony that quiets the soul. We believe that the exquisite fragrances produced by this long-standing Japanese tradition will inspire the senses of people from all countries and cultures, and so KITCHIBE was born. KITCHIBE brings you Japan's most beautiful scents.
KITCHIBE x likestone about brand
KITCHIBE x likestone is a new brand of room fragrances created through a collaboration between three expert companies: Shiono Koryo, a Japanese fragrance company with a history of over 200 years; Hosen-Gama, a producer of traditional Mino ceramics and Qurz Inc., a company founded by the designer Takumi Shimamura.
Shiono Koryo was founded in 1808 in Dosho-machi, Osaka. It garnered success by being the first company in Japan to produce domestically made citrus essences, and has a strong presence in the field of flavors in addition to the fragrance market. Shiono Koryo works with affiliated companies in countries such as Taiwan and China to produce fragrances for businesses both throughout Japan and overseas.
Hosen-gama was established in Toki, a city in Gifu Prefecture that is famous for Mino ceramics. It began with the production of porcelain bowls, and has expanded overseas as Japanese cuisine has become popular around the world. In January 2016, Hosen-gama attracted global attention by launching likestone, a series of ceramic dishes resembling stones, at the Maison et Object trade fair in France.
Designer Takumi Shimamura gained an international recognition with the launch of his cedar bag monacca in 2004. His Tokyo based office Qurz Inc. is focused on product, interior and brand design.
The KITCHIBE project combines Japanese craftsmanship, organic design and iconic scents.
Each has an original design inspired by the climate, history and esthetics of Japan.