Baieido Japanese Incense

Baieido Japanese IncenseBaieido is a Japanese incense company established in 1657 and located in Sakai. They are especially known for their broad range of Aloeswood based fragrances - so descriptors such as deep, warm and spicy all come to mind when burning many of their products.

The name "Baieidō" is derived from the three characters Bai, Ei, and Dō, where:

  • Bai means "Plum Tree"
  • Ei means "Prosperity"
  •  means "Shrine or Store"

Baieido is 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.
Japanese Incense from Baieido - reknown for their spicy Aloeswood based Incense
Kobunboko Japanese Incense by Baieido

What is the key ingredient of Baieido incense?

Key to many of the Baieido range of incense is the 
use of Aloeswood as a significant ingredient. Known by numerous names, including Agarwood (in Asia), Eagle-wood in Europe and Jinkō in Japan - this should not be confused with the totally unrelated Aloe plant, associated with Aloe Vera (a common ingredient in pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products). A;oeswood is sourced from a limited number of trees within the Aquilaria genius.

What is Aloeswood?

For further clarity, 'Aloeswood
refers to a resin that develops in trees that have been infected by a particular fungus, rather than the entire wood of the tree. Once infected, the tree produces a resin to protect itself against the fungus. This resulting resin is the 'Aloeswood'  - known generally in Japan as 'Jinkō' and 'Kyara' in the most special/premium/rare versions. 
Prior to infection, the heartwood is relatively light and pale in colour; however, as the infection progresses, the tree produces a dark aromatic resin in response to the attack, which results in a very dense, dark, resin embedded heartwood. A steam distillation process is used to extract the Aloeswood essential oils from the infected heartwood. For more on Aloeswood click here.

Examples from our Baieido range of Japanese Incense

Click here to see the full Baieido range we stock at Vectis Karma
Original Kobunkoku Japanese Incense by BaieidoKokonoe Japanese Incense from Baieido's modern floral rangeShukohoku hig quaity Japanese Incense from Baieido
Original Kobunboku (Plum, Sandalwood & Herbs)

Large box, long sticks, medium sticks and short rolls

From £3.99 to £24.99

From Baieido's Modern Floral range of incense sticks

Kokonoe (Narcissus)


Shukohoku - premium quality

Two options to choose from

£39.95 & £49.99

Kaden Kobunkoku Baieido IncenseKaiunkoch Japanese Incense by Baieido
Kaden Kobunkoku (Plum with Aloeswood)

Sticks in a box


Baieido Japanese Incense - Kaiunkoh (Good Fortune)

Roll of 55 sticks in a box