Located in the Kanzaki District 50 miles northwest of Osaka, Seijudo are the bearers of incense culture cherished since ancient times. Founded in 1849 in Kamikawa, the picturesque valley is surrounded by mountains with the clear water of the Ochi River running through it. Originally formed as a raw incense material manufacturer, using a water wheel to grind cedar into powder used as a popular raw material, Seijudo began manufacturing their own incense sticks in 1872. A leader in innovative techniques, Seijudo developed the industry's first automatic incense stick machine, and in the interest of preserving precious natural raw materials has perfected a production technique that uses 100% of all raw materials. Seijudo's goal is to create fragrances that are always fresh that the listener never gets tired of using every day.