A 2 ounce box of fine White Chaff Ash. White Chaff Ash is used to fill your incense cup or bowl as a base material to support burning incense sticks, charcoals or makko trails.
Ash permits charcoals and makko trails to breathe from all sides for a complete and uniform burn. This is much more efficient than using sand, salt, or earth; each of which only permit a flow of oxygen from the above the surface.
Ideal for use with incense sticks, charcoal burning, Kodo ceremony, and makko trail burning.
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A box of 48 small bamboo charcoal briquettes, fragrance-free and made without sulfur or saltpeter.
Ideal for burning loose incense, wood chips, resins and herbs. Also used for Kodo ceremony.
Box of 48 Bamboo charcoals. Burn time approximately 45 minutes.
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Bamboo Charcoals - Large.
A box of 20 large cylinderical shaped bamboo charcoal briquettes, fragrance free and made without sulfur or saltpeter. Burn time approximately 1 hour.
These Bamboo charcoals are the most widely used charcoals in Japan for Kodo ceremony. They are also ideal for burning loose incense, wood chips, resins and herbs.
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Traditional Mica Plate for Kodo ceremony, framed with Sterling Silver. Used for heating wood chips.
This 1" square natural mineral plate absorbs heat without cracking and is used in Japanese Kodo practice.
This is one of our favorite methods of burning incense.
In a bowl of ash, a hot charcoal is placed and then buried under a mound of the ash. A vent hole is poked through the top of the mound down to the charcoal. The mica plate is then placed on top of the vent hole and allowed to heat up. Sprinkle your incense ingredient(s) in very small amounts on the mica.
This Kodo method heats the incense ingredient(s) and releases the fragrance(s) without burning the material(s). Kodo style burning with mica produces little or no smoke. See our Koh doh (Kodo) section for more detailed information.
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Traditional Koh doh utensils. Contains silver-plated chopsticks, mica plate, ash press spatula and incense tongs.
Traditional silver-plated Kodo utensils 7-piece set.
This elegant 8 piece silver-plated Kodo utensil set contains metal chopsticks, wooden chopsticks, framed mica plate, ash press spatula, incense spoon, incense tongs, and feather.
Everything you need to immerse yourself into the sublime aromatic world of Kodo. Enjoy!
The official Kodo Kai cup, handmade in California by a skilled Japanese potter.
Finished in green celedon glaze, this beautiful kodo cup is modeled after the formal cup used in a Kodo school in Japan. The kanji for "listening" is molded into the cup.
The Kodo Kai cup measures 3" high with a 3" diameter and though it's designed for use in Kodo, it's a versatile incense cup than can be used to burn sticks, cones, trails or incense over charcoal.
Price: $75 each
Beautiful imported handmade Japanese Porcelain. This elegant Kodo cup is used traditionally for Kodo ceremony and Kumiko incense games.
Filled with white ash it proves a most versatile incense burner that can be used to burn charcoals, makko trails, and incense sticks or cones.
Three built-in legs keep the cup away from any surface for air circulation and the prevention of heat transfer.
Burn your incense in authentic Kodo style!
Packaged in an attractive wooden box.
Color: Celadon Blue - one of the most sought after porcelain glazes.
These elegant porcelain Kodo cups are special ordered from Japan and can take up to three to four weeks to arrive to us.
Byakudan sandalwood is the finest grade of sandalwood the Japanese call "Old Mountain." Byakudan is true Mysore Sandalwood, a very rare and wonderfully fragrant heartwood. Accept no imitations and enjoy the best in Sandalwood heartwood.
Made from the legally harvested heartwood of the sandal tree native to Mysore, India. Regulated by India, this grade of sandalwood is quickly becoming difficult to find and only select companies like Baieido, who have been trading with India for over 300 years, can obtain it.
Mysore heartwood has been used for thousands of years in initiation ceremonies as well as for meditation, perfurmery, medicinal use and of course, just simply relaxing and enjoying one of natures treasures.
Approximately 25 grams of Byakudan chips are packaged in an attractive box decorated with Japanese Kanji.
We must say that this is the most heavenly sandalwood we have ever personally experienced. Great for burning on charcoal, mica, makko, or for use in making your own incense mixtures. Please enjoy!
Synonyms: Chandan, East Indian sandalwood, white sandalwood, yellow sandalwood, the Great Receiver (due to the oils ability to absorb the aromatic molecules of other oils, hence its use in true Indian "Attars").
Origin: India, Indonesia, Ceylon, Australia, Pacific Islands, etc. The finest quality comes from the forests of India; Karnataka, Mysore, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.
Parts Used: heartwood, roots
Aroma Description: soft, sweet, woody base note with a delicate, spicy, oriental undertone
Emotional Attributes: relaxing, cleansing/purifying, strengthening, sleep, meditation, sensuous, love
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy; skin rejuvenation
Culinary Uses: essence is used to flavor syrups and milk desserts in India
Medicinal Attributes: bittersweet astringent herb that cools the body, calms the mind, relives spasms, improves digestion. It has diuretic, analgesic and antiseptic effects, often used externally for skin complaints
Element Association: Water
Magical Associations: healing, spirituality, protection, peace
Astrological Association: Cancer, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Taurus, Aries
Planetary Association: Moon
Season: Spring, Summer
Aromatic Note: Base note
Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled essential oils and C02 extracts are available. Sandalwood is an widely used base note and fixative for the perfume industry. Threatened Species Alert: The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species now includes Sandalwood, Santalum album.
Mixes Well With: excellent all around base ingredient - aloeswood, benzoin, borneol camphor, cassia, catnip, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, copal-black, juniper, labdanum, lavender, musk seed, nutmeg, palo santo wood, patchouli, rhubarb, rose, saffron, sandarac, spikenard, star anise, storax, tolu balsam, turmeric, vanilla, vetiver, etc. Medical Disclaimer: Information on this web site is for entertainment purposes only. This information is NOT intended as medical advice or for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional.
See also our Sandalwood Oil
Jinko (Aloeswood) has long been the favorite incense ingredient of Japan. Here Baieido presents us with a wonderful box of chipped Indonesian Aloeswood.
Aloeswood (Agarwood) has long been renowned as a reliever of stress. Many treatments in ancient medicine include the use of Aloeswood to cure mental illness. It is said to heal the mind and deepen faith.
It is the preferred incense in many faiths for meditation and ceremonies. We use this Jinko in many of our own hand made incense mixtures.
This is a box of 25 grams of fine Jinko chips from Indonesia.
We also offer:Extra Jinko Chips
Four premium raw Aloeswoods (agarwood) in an affordable sampler pak. Enjoy exquisite pure aloeswoods from Baieido Incense Co. of Japan; fine incense makers since 1657.
Each Aloeswood Sampler Pak contains 1 gram each of Baieido's four premium raw Vietnamese and Indonesian aloeswoods.
1gm - Hakusui
1gm - Ogurayama
1gm - Tsukigase
1gm - Kokonoenokumo
Experience the world's most precious incense in its raw form - pure aloeswood from Baieido - since 1657.
Ideal for Kodo style incense burning.
Price: $55 / 4 grams total
Kokonoe no kumo Pure Aloeswood Chunks from Baieido; some of the finest Indonesian Aloeswood found anywhere!
Available by the gram or in a beautiful yellow and gold paisley origami envelope containing 15 grams of pure aloeswood.
Experience the world's most prized incense ingredient; pure aloeswood!
$6.65 - per gram
$30.00 - 5 grams
$80.00 - 15 grams in Origami Package
Sublime Pure Vietnamese Aloeswood (agarwood) from Baieido.
Baieido's masters has been carefully selecting incense ingredients since 1657. Here they present us with beautiful pure chunks of some of the finest Vietnamese Aloeswood available in the world.
Aloeswood is highy valued for its refined and aged aroma. It is used by physicians for treatment of many ailments including mental illness. It is highly psychoactive and is effective in bringing us into a closer communication with our spiritual side.
Experience one of natures finest gifts! Excellent for Koh doh or Tea Ceremony use and of course, for any special time you simply want to enjoy fine Aloes wood.
Tsukigase is the pure aloeswood that is used in Baieido's stick formulas of Kaden Kobunboku and Kai Un Koh.
$12.50 per gram
$55.25 / 5 grams
$155.00 / 15 grams in Origami Package
Ogurayama Pure Aloeswood (agarwood) Chunks from Baieido. Fine Vietnamese Sweet Aloeswood available by the gram or 15 grams packaged in a beautiful gold and peach origami envelope.
Ogurayama is a "sweet" aloeswood; the same aloeswood used in Baieido's Ogurayama sticks, Syukohkoku sticks, and Ensei "sweet aloeswood" sticks.
Experience a truly magnificent Vietnamese sweet aloeswood (agarwood).
$17.50 - per gram
$80.50 - 5 grams
$210.00 - 15 grams in Origami Package
Premium Pure Vietnamese Aloeswood (agarwood) in it's purest form, raw aloeswood chunks; each an artform in itself. Here Baieido's incense masters present us with a smoother, more subtle yet "hot" or "spicy" aloeswood in pure chunks.
Hakusui is translated as "White Water" or perhaps "Pure Water."
This is a very high grade of pure aloeswood. Hakusui is the aloeswood used in Baieido's Tokusen Syukohkoku, Koh En, Hakusui and Ensei Spicy aloeswood stick formulas.
Experience one of natures' most prized gifts in the world!
Pure Hakusui is available by the gram or in a beautiful 15 gram Origami package.
$20.75 - per gram
$95.75 - 5 grams
$250.00 - 15 gram Origami Package
Experience true Green Kyara aloeswood; the most treasured grade of the most revered incense ingredient on Earth!
This authentic Green Kyara comes to us from Baieido Incense Company of Japan; purveyors of aloeswood and makers of fine natural incense since 1657.
Words simply cannot describe the experience of true Green Kyara aloeswood. Treat yourself to one of the most exquisite experiences of life!
Price: $495 per gram
Availability: In Stock Now!
A complete traditional Japanese style Kodo incense burning kit. Includes Japanese porcelain kodo cup, four aloeswoods, sterling silver utensils, ash, and charcoals; everything you need to heat aloeswood in the traditional style of the Japanese Kodo ceremony (incense appreciation ceremony).
The Kodo method uses a hot bamboo charcoal buried in white ash to heat a small mica plate. A grain of rice sized piece of aloeswood or sandalwood is placed on the mica plate and heated to release its wonderful aroma. No smoke is produced using this method, only the released fragrance of the heated ingredient.
We use this style of burning to play our own
version of "Kodo" or "Kumiko" incense games. This is wonderful fun with friends
and very pleasing to the senses! (See our Kodo Kai website for more on playing
incense games & the
Handcrafted Elegant Kodo Cup -
Kodo Kai Cup or
Enjoy Kodo in traditional style and add an authentic artistic flair to your incense burning. For more information on this style and other Kodo supplies click herePrices:
Kodo Kit w/4 pc Utensils - $195
Kodo Kit w/8 pc Utensils - $280
For the Japanese Porcelain Kodo Cup - Add $18
Rikkoku Set (mini) from Baieido, Osaka Japan.
This introductory Rikkoku Set represents the "Six Countries" of aloeswood as personally selected over twenty years ago by the Headmaster of the Suifu-ryu Kodo School in Kyushu, Japan.
Each set contains:
1/2 gram Kyara: The most treasured of all types of aloeswood. The essence of Kyara is described as: "A gentle and dignified smell wth a touch of bitterness. The fragrance of an aristocrat in its elegance and gracefulness."
2 grams Rakaku: "A sharp and pungent smell similar to sandalwood. It's smell is generally bitter, and reminds one of a warrior."
2 grams Manaka: "Smells light and enticing, changing like the mood of a woman with bitter feelings. The fragrance is of good quality if it disappears quickly."
2 grams Manaban: "Mostly sweet, the presence of sticky oil on a mica plate is often present after smoldering Manaban. The smell is coarse and unrefined, just like that of a peasant."
2 grams Sumotara: "Sour at the beginning and end. Sometimes mistaken for Kyara but with something distasteful and ill bred about it, like a peasant disguised as a noble."
2 grams Sasora: "Cool and sour. Good quality Sasora is often mistaken for Kyara, especially at the beginning. It reminds one of a monk. Sometimes very light and disappearing."
Rikkoku Set from Baieido, Osaka Japan.
This Rikkoku Set represents the "Six Countries" of aloeswood as personally selected over twenty years ago by the Headmaster of the Suifu-ryu Kodo School in Kyushu, Japan.
Each set contains:
1 gram Kyara: The most treasured of all types of aloeswood. The essence of Kyara is described as: "A gentle and dignified smell wth a touch of bitterness. The fragrance of an aristocrat in its elegance and gracefulness."
5 grams Rakaku: "A sharp and pungent smell similar to sandalwood. It's smell is generally bitter, and reminds one of a warrior."
5 grams Manaka: "Smells light and enticing, changing like the mood of a woman with bitter feelings. The fragrance is of good quality if it disappears quickly."
5 grams Manaban: "Mostly sweet, the presence of sticky oil on a mica plate is often present after smoldering Manaban. The smell is coarse and unrefined, just like that of a peasant."
5 grams Sumotara: "Sour at the beginning and end. Sometimes mistaken for Kyara but with something distasteful and ill bred about it, like a peasant disguised as a noble."
5 grams Sasora: "Cool and sour. Good quality Sasora is often mistaken for Kyara, especially at the beginning. It reminds one of a monk. Sometimes very light and disappearing."