Sandalwood, Agarwood and Japanese Incense Mixtures
Japanese woods and blends for burning
In Japan, incense sticks may be very popular, but scented words are also used very widely for their delicate fragrance. The two most used words for the fumigations are sandalwood (santalum album) and above all aloe wood, also called agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis or aloeswood or Jinkoh in Japan). The sandalwood or agarwoods are available in various qualities, depending on their fragrance, and generally in the form of small shavings (Baieido aloe wood shavings) or small pieces of around 1 to 1.5 cm in length and 1 mm thick (Baieido sandalwood in pieces).
How should aloe wood and sandalwood be burned ?
These woods and blends for burning are often expensive or even extremely expensive. Some varieties of aloe wood can reach several thousands of euros per kilogram. It is therefore advisable to burn these woods according to traditional methods to benefit fully from their subtle aromas. To do this, we advise you to visit our section that is devoted to accessories for the incense ceremony in Japan. This section offers essential accessories, such as Japanese Mica plates for fumigations, white Japanese Miyoshi Ash or authentic Izumi Japanese charcoal pieces.