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  Excellent Shu Koh Koku Baieido Incense - 100 sticks - Premium Vietnamese Aloeswood
Excellent Shu Koh Koku Baieido Incense


 
Our Price: £47.95

Product Code: SHUINCENSE

Description
 
Excellent Shu Koh Koku contains high quality sandalwood and premium Vietnamese aloeswood. They have been blended with traditional Chinese herbs and spices. It also contains the highest concentration of rare Aloeswood in the Baieido range. This is a very rare incense!

About aloeswood: In Japan aloeswood is seen as a sacred and important wood. It is one of the most distinguished ingredients used in Japanese incense. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333) the Japanese began using various raw woods such as aloeswood in the making of incense. Some incense was used in a more recreational way while others were used in the most important of religious ceremonies. This led to a classification system for grading the qualities of aloeswood. The very finest quality aloeswood is referred to as Kyara. Good quality aloeswood fetches very high prices and this is reflected in the prices of the highest quality aloeswood incenses.

Aloeswood is also an important wood in the Middle East and in many places is burned daily to accompany prayer. It is also known as agarwood, eaglewood, oud or gaharu. The wood itself has no significant aroma. Aloeswood is obtained from the evergreen daphne genus tree. When a fungus infects the tree a resin begins to form. When the trees die this resin continues to harden and mature. This resin imbued wood is then collected for incense and burning purposes.

In Japan it is considered a great honour to receive a gift of fine aloeswood or Kyara.

Approximately 100 sticks.
Stick length: Approx 13.5 cms
Burn time per stick: About 30 minutes per stick
Manufacturer: Baieido, Japan

Finest Quality!


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