Vectis Karma's primary specialisation is
Japanese Incense

Vectis Karma is proud to supply customers with incense products from the leading (five) Japanese incense companies.
We strive to keep good stocks levels across the major ranges - hence we currently have over 250 incense products in stock to choose from. Please see links below for further information regarding each of these:
Links to individual suppliers pages:
Nippon Kodo logo
Nippon Kodo’s devotion to making fine incense follows a long and honoured tradition that started more than 400 years ago. Vectis Karma promote and sell a wide range of Nippon Kodo incense products including the very popular 'everyday' Morning Star range, Koh-DoKohden, Kayuragi, Oedo-Koh, Herb & Earth, Elemense, Koju 1575, a wide range of Nippon Kodo large boxes and a number of special and temple grade sticks in large bundle.

Les Encens du Monde is French for 'The Incense of the World' and is a brand name of a company from Montpellier, France, dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of quality incense since 1993. In addition to their wide range of Japanese Incense Sticks, we favour their Tibetan, Feng Shui (Chinese) and Ayurvedic (Indian) ranges.
Les Encens du Monde also provide us with a wide range of incense holders, burners and bowls.

Les Encens du Monde logo

Shoyeido logo
Shoyeido is a traditional Japanese incense company, established more than 300 years ago (1705), producing high quality, natural incense. We stock a good number of their Japanese Incense Sticks, including the following full ranges: Daily, Magnifiscents, Overtones, Zen and Selects.

Kousaido produce high quality, organic Japanese Incense - great care taken in all aspects of production and packaging. Delicate floral tones and superb packaging are both hallmarks of this modern and contemporary Japanese incense company, based in Kyoto.

Kousaido logo - Organic Japanese Incense

Baieido Logo

Established in 1657 by Jinkoya Sakubei, Baieido has dedicated itself to making incense for over 300 years. A quote from their branding materials sums up their superior positioning in the incense marketplace:

" There exists in Japan items of such high quality that they are said to be born and not made. We believe that our Incense is one such item. "

Pure Incense Indian Incense sticks are very special. Using essential oils sourced from traditional markets in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Kanpur. They are made in small quantities, hand-rolled and dried naturally in the sun.

Base ingredients for the combustible elements are selected from top-quality powers of Sandalwood, Vanilla and Charcoal.  


The results of this artisanal approach, using the best quality ingredients, are Luxury Indian Incense sticks that are clean-burning, smooth and an aromatic experience without match.

Choose from the following ranges:

Classic Absolute Connoisseur & Vintage

Pure Incense Luxury and Premium Indian Incense | sold by Vectis Karma

Sacred Elephant | High Quality Indian Incense


Put aside any previous experience you have had with Indian Incense - Sacred Elephant Indian Incense is very special and comes with guarantees on provenance of ingredients and manufacture.

  • 100% free of Chemicals and carcinogens
  • Ingredients produced in a fair-trade manner
  • Not tested on Animals
  • Completely Vegan
  • All natural, no synthetic ingredients
  • Sophisticated, complex, blended scents
  • Long burn times: 40-45 minutes per stick


Ume Signature Logo

Ume Incense Sticks have no bamboo core so we categorise them as a Japanese/Tibetan Style Incense. The spicy fragrances from this range will take you on aromatic journeys across counties/regions such as China, Tibet, Nepal and the Middle East.

Features of all Ume Quality Incense sticks are that they are traditional, high-grade incense sticks made using 100% aromatic plant ingredients - herbs, spices, barks, seeds & saps - bound with water with no fillers. These incense sticks are free from a bamboo core, charcoal or essential oils. In addition, there are no synthetic perfumes or other such ingredients. 7 Fragrances to chose from, Ume's own Handmade Incense Dish and Gold coloured incense stick holder.