HA KO 8-piece box set with designer plate (collaboration with Ceramicist Toru Hatta)


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 box set is a special collaboration with internationally renowned ceramicist Toru Hatta, who has created unique, one-of-a-kind plates for the HA KO incense. Wood fired and unglazed, the tactile plates are accentuated by the burning of the black incense. 


  • A box of 8 HA KO incense
  • Aroma: notes of cedar wood and white cedar
  • Designer plate by Toru Hatta included
  • Nonflammable felt included
  • Dimensions: 108 x 108 x 44 mm (4.2 x 4.2 x 1.7 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.