它最初是作為寺廟裡淨化彿祖存在的供品，最後在上流社會流行起來，成為一種滿室生香的方式。 用瓊脂木、蘆薈、檀香等香木製成的香粉。 這種對香的興趣拓寬暸創造新香的基礎，也培養暸現代日本人對食物和空間中香的敏感度。日本人熱衷于無色無味、使人心定神凝的純正香氣。喫蕎麥時的淡淡香氣。喝日本酒時的爽口的果香。走在長滿青苔的竹林時感受到的清新味道。古剎樹木和香木讓人心神氣凝。我們相信這種日本人的氣味感性能夠超越國傢和文化讓人感動。于是我們創造暸KITCHIBE品牌。請大傢儘情享受。
KITCHIBE x likestone
“KITCHIBE / likestone”是由擁有200多年歷史的香料公司「鹽野香料」、美濃燒的陶瓷製造公司「芳泉窯」和擅長使用有機物的設計師創辦的「TAKUMI SHIMAMURA/Qurz Inc.」這3傢公司共同合作研發的室內香薰品牌。
芳泉窯創立于以生產美濃燒而聞名地陶瓷之城岐阜縣土岐市。最初開始生產蓋飯的陶瓷，隨著拉麵和居酒屋的海外拓展，從日本走嚮暸全毬市場。2016年1月，在法國的maison et object發錶暸石頭形狀的陶瓷品牌 “likestone”係列，飽受各界的關註。
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.