和泉侃經常將香氣應用在自己的裝置及空間藝術之中，在5月末時，他更發表了他首個香氣產品的品牌「IZUMI KAN」。IZUMI KAN以「感覺的甦醒」作為概念，透過將香氣引進日常生活之中，使生活更為豐盛。
I’ve always found smell the most powerful sense among the five. You can forget how things look, how things sound, but the memory of smell would take root in every single cell of our body. When you get to smell it once again, the pictures that were hidden somewhere in your mind would all come back vividly. The artist Kan Izumi said, “The indispensable moments in our life all originate from smell.” Fragrance gives a certain vibe to the trivial things in a space or everyday life. It moves our emotion, it constructs our memory, it shapes a unique moment.
Fragrance is widely used in Izumi’s installation and space art. Towards the end of May, Izumi finally launched his first IZUMI KAN fragrance collection. Using “the awakening of senses” as the creative concept, he tries to add color to the daily life by introducing fragrance to it.
The IZUMI KAN fragrance has three themes — “WEARABLE” is the fragrance to match with fashion, “INTERIOR” is a set of white color incense stick that comes with an aluminium holder, “EDIBLE”, which is to be launched in September, is a collection of edible fragrance that does not contain any pesticide.
Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture is home to the biggest production of the Japanese incense stick, contributing to 70% of the national consumption. IZUMI KAN’s products are also made by artisans in this area.