Painting primarily involves the sense of seeing and touching. Kanogu (香の具), which means “aromatic paints” in Japanese, is a new tool that combines 100% natural essential oils with paints to offer a new way of painting that also involves the sense of smell.

Aromas are all around us, but how much do we really understand them? Kanogu allows for the study of color and aroma, both individual but also blended.

Kanogu was designed by Grasse Tokyo, a Japanese company specializing in aromatic products like perfume and incense. The set comes with 9 colors and includes 3 postcards. Each tube has the name of the paint written in Japanese and inscribed in braille.