HA KO 8-piece box set with designer plate (03)


The Joy of Burning Leaves

HA KO are a series of elegant, leaf-shaped paper incense that can be enjoyed as potpourri, or burned like traditional incense. The leaves come in different aromas and can be differentiated by their shape.

As potpourri, the leaves emit subtle aromas that last for roughly 3 months. To burn them, simply place an the ceramic plate (included), light and then extinguish. A small, nonflammable felt is also included to make lighting easier. They'll slowly burn for 5 - 7 minutes as the aroma fills the room.

HA KO (meaning leaf incense in Japanese) comes from a 120-year old incense maker on Japan's Awaji Island. They burn (but don't crumble) just like leaves!

This is our comprehensive set that comes with all 8 aromas as well as a ceramic plate by potter Yoshihiko Osada, who creates organic pottery that takes on the look and feel of a river stone.


  • A box of 8 HA KO incense
  • Aromas: spicy jasmine, elegant citrus, smokey cinnamon, white floral, green grass, fresh aqua, agar wood, sandalwood
  • Designer plate by Yoshihiko Osada included
  • Nonflammable felt included
  • Dimensions: 78 x 108 x 30 mm (3 x 4.2 x 1.2 in)
  • Made in Japan


HA KO, a combination of the words ha (葉; leaf) and ko (香; incense) is produced by Kunjudo, a 120-year old maker of incense founded in 1893 on Awaji Island. The oldest record of incense in Japan can be found in The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀) where it states that aromatic wood drifted onto Awaji Island. Located in Japan’s Seto Inland Sea, Awaji Island has preserved this tradition of incense and, for hundreds of years, continued to rethink it. Throughout their history, Kunjudo has created stable, high-quality incense by working with fragrance master and artisans.