Nae Anri, 41, an incense listening expert who runs ceremonies at Yamada Matsu Incense Wood, demonstrates the ancient Japanese art of incense listening. Photo: Lucy Dayman

Incense listening in Japan: as intricate as a tea ceremony - how you can take part in a session

  • Incense listening dates back centuries and involves trying to identify incense by smell alone
  • The process is as involved as a Japanese tea ceremony, but with an element of competition, and can still be enjoyed in Kyoto
Topic |   Japan

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Nae Anri, 41, an incense listening expert who runs ceremonies at Yamada Matsu Incense Wood, demonstrates the ancient Japanese art of incense listening. Photo: Lucy Dayman
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