On the afternoon of February 11 (Tues.), Murin-an held “Salon in the Garden: Incense” with the cooperation of Shoyeido Incense Co.
In Japanese, to smell incense originally meant “to act on” it, and to act upon incense meant focusing your nerves on it. At this salon, however, questions and conversations, and sometimes even laughter criss-crossed each other as people encountering incense for the first time enjoyed themselves. While you could probably say the same thing for Murin-an’s garden, each person has their own way of experiencing incense. Even a smell simply described as “sweet,” is expressed as “erotic,” “juice coming out of fruit,” “powder makeup,” and many other ways. We hope everyone will try looking for the incense that is the one for them.