Baieido incense

Kokonoe Incense - Medium box, 80 short sticks

    Product Information

    Weight of Kokonoe Incense in packet: 30 grams
    Number of sticks: Approximately 80 short sticks. This may vary slightly though as the quantity of incense is based upon weight, not the number of sticks
    Stick length: Approx 13.5 cms
    Burn time per stick: About 30 minutes per stick
    Manufacturer: Baieido, Japan

    They say: Kokonoe means 'Imperial court'. Gentle fragrance of daffodil.

    What Holisticshop staff think

    "I lit a Kokonoe incense stick, then started doing something else. A few minutes later I thought to myself, "what's that lovely smell", forgetting I had started burning an incense stick. The smell was definitely floral, but it had depth to it. Unlike some floral incenses it smelt genuine. The beautifully fragrant Japanese daffodil or narcissus has a long historical heritage in Japan. Rosie thought it smelled of violets. Not being a great flower expert myself I just thought it smelled great.

    Great for use in the home as a gentle beautiful fragrance. It is not too smokey and leaves a lovely smell for a good day or so afterwards. It can also be used for different spiritual activities. This incense is made from florals from Indonesia as well as some Indonesian aloeswood."

    By Brett Almond

    Dictionary Terms Explained

    Baieido Incense - High quality Japanese incense manufacturer
    Baieido is one of the oldest traditional incense producers in Japan and has been producing a range of pure and high quality incense for over 300 years. The company has a long history, which can be traced back to the Muromachi period in Japanese history (1338 to 1573). The founder of Baieido, Kakuuemon Yamatoya, became a wholesaler of medicinal herbs in Sakai city during this time. It was a well known trading port, where demand for good quality incense was high.

    By 1657, Kakuuemon Yamatoya was specialising in selling incense ingredients and incense sticks and was able to call himself Jinkoya Sakubei. Jinkoya meant ‘aloeswood trader,’ and it was a name that only authorised medicinal wholesalers, who specialised in incense, in Sakai were able to call themselves.

    Later the name of the business changed to Nakata Baieido, still making incense with methods that had been handed down for generations. Baieido is now recognised as one of the highest quality incense manufacturers in the world today blending the finest aromatic woods and resins to produce a natural, mild, low-smoke incense stick of superb quality and aroma.

    Since Jinkoya’s incense work, the time-honoured traditions and incense formulas have passed on down through the centuries and the company continues to make incense to the oldest recipes.

    Baieido take pride in using both traditional incense stick making processes alongside more modern manufacturing techniques and new technology.

    When Baiedio incense products are being made, they go through 12 keys stages.

    1. The natural perfume, which is a key component of the incense sticks, it carefully controlled and analysed in the laboratory.
    2. The aloes and sandalwoods are milled and crushed together into a powder form.
    3. Next the powder and dyes are blended together.
    4. The mixed materials are put through a sieve to remove any impurities.
    5. The materials are kneaded to form a clay-like substance, called tama.
    6. The tama is put through a machine to form stick shapes and are then laid on a tray and cut to a set length.
    7. The incense sticks are dried out and any that aren’t straight are removed.
    8. The sticks of incense are cut into different lengths.
    9. The sticks are dried for several days.
    10. The incense sticks are adjusted with a board, to help prevent them becoming bent.
    11. Each individual incense stick is carefully inspected, then bound together with a fixed weight.
    12. The sticks are checked again, before being packed up.

    Japanese incense - High quality, pure
    Japanese incense (speaking in general terms) is refined, pure, light smoke and rich in natural ingredients such as sandalwood. They don't usually have the thin wooden stick centre that is often found in Indian and other incense sticks. They are normally pure incense right the way through the stick. They are often designed with meditation in mind. Due to the high quality manufacturing processes the incense goes through they can be a little bit more expensive than other incense on the market.
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    What Holisticshop staff think

    "I lit a Kokonoe incense stick, then started doing something else. A few minutes later I thought to myself, "what's that lovely smell", forgetting I had started burning an incense stick. The smell was definitely floral, but it had depth to it. Unlike some floral incenses it smelt genuine. The beautifully fragrant Japanese daffodil or narcissus has a long historical heritage in Japan. Rosie thought it smelled of violets. Not being a great flower expert myself I just thought it smelled great.

    Great for use in the home as a gentle beautiful fragrance. It is not too smokey and leaves a lovely smell for a good day or so afterwards. It can also be used for different spiritual activities. This incense is made from florals from Indonesia as well as some Indonesian aloeswood."

    By Brett Almond

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    This incense comes neatly packaged in a firm box each stick is around six inches long and coloured violet. These sticks are extremely slender and around ninety in number.
    These will provide many hours of incense burning and represent exceptional value for money. The scent is very delicate indeed and although understated and very subtle is still pervasive and gently insistent. The scent is reminiscently floral and the incense best described as very pleasant without being overpowering.
    This incense is perfectly suitable for frequent home use and would be especially welcome used when healing or meditating. The Kokonoe Incense is a very special high quality product.

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