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    Cool Does anyone know the Emperor of Japan's

    Incense ? It's used exclusively at the royal palace. Or to put it better, it's the incense which is used at the royal palace to the exclusion of all others.

    No, it's not a high grade sandalwood. That's at the Zen temples in Kyoto.

    So, whether or not you're planning a little coup d'etat. What is it and who makes it?

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    My guess would be Shiyeido, Baieido, or a small family enterprise we've never heard of. I love Japanese incense and have a large collection so I'd be very interested in the answer to this question. Of course in composition it would contain kyara....
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    I would have thought Baieido too. I haven't been in touch with Nakata-san the owner of Baieido for ages. I wonder if he would tell me?

    Other possibilities are the Kyoto based Kungyoku-do and Kyokyo-do.
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    To the best of my knowledge, all of the truly great (or at least the vast majority of the truly great) Japanese incense makers are in Kyoto.

    I'm curious to know this brand/variety myself, and if it's available to us lowly Yankee commoners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy
    To the best of my knowledge, all of the truly great (or at least the vast majority of the truly great) Japanese incense makers are in Kyoto.
    That's why I mentioned the Kyoto based manufacturers. OK, Baieido is in Sakai City, but it is close to Kyoto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Barry
    That's why I mentioned the Kyoto based manufacturers. OK, Baieido is in Sakai City, but it is close to Kyoto.

    Prince Barry, et al:

    http://www.scents-of-earth.com/sandalwood2.html

    Got some good s*** from Baieido !

    1. Byakudan Kokoh (Exquisite Sandalwood)

    2. Jinkoya Commemorative Incense Series: Kunsho-Koh (rich aloeswood blended with sandalwood )

    3. Kun Sho ( "The Rising Scent "--from Cambodian aloeswood )


    Now the dive smells like a Zen temple!

    I think #2 is my favorite, but it's hard to judge. Perhaps nostalgia at the times I did spend in Zen temples, none of which burnt #2 'Exquisite Sandalwood' --too expensive, I guess. As for #3 pure aloeswood it lingers the longest and has a terrific 'aftertaste' but a decidedly strange feel to it at first.

    Any comments or recommendations along these lines?

    Arigato,

    Mario
    Last edited by Mario Justiniani; 6th December 2006 at 11:35 AM.
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    I haven't tried Baiedo but Shoyeido's aloeswood scents, they have many in their premium line, are just intense, rich, and a really wonderful experience, though certainly not for everyday use. Like you, I got used to these scents in Buddhist temples and I use them during meditation as well.
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