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Kobunboku Baieido Long Box

Product Description

This is a traditional Buddhist formula. 

Kobunboku is an expression of the Plum Tree which is well known as "The Flower of Peace" from ancient China. Kobunboku is one of the most popular fragrances in Japan!

On a moonlit night, the image of a Plum Tree covered with new blossoms dancing in the breeze, sets a wonderful image for this incense. Kobunboku is a fine sandalwood and herb incense that is particularly helpful for meditation practice. The Tien Tai master Chih-i's (sixth century) writings are primary resource books for both Zen and Pure Land meditation practice. In his "Mo-ho Chih-kuan" or "Great Stopping and Seeing", sandalwood is mentioned many times.

The Buddha Sakyamuni's staff and other items were all carved from sandalwood, so we see sandalwood has long been connected with spiritual awareness. In fact, nearly all religions have used sandalwood in some form. True sandalwood appears to have the element of "calming." It enhances mental clarity and it reputed to open the Third Eye to enable true sight.

80 grams, approximately 80 sticks. Sticks are longer than the traditional 5.5'', measuring approximately 11 inches.


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  1. Our standard for over 15 years 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2016

    I first tried Baieido Kobunboku in the late '90s and was taken aback by the amazingly complex yet subtle scent. The scent is always present, but never cloying and never distracting. Unlike most other incense I've tried, there is no specific, identifiable "scent" here - just a very complex blend of many natural aromas that is both pleasing and thought-provoking.

    Early on I found the long sticks to be the perfect accompaniment for activities such as reading, writing, or finishing up evening work. My then-tween-aged daughter also began associating the aroma of Kobunboku with reading, as did my son years later.

    Today, my daughter is married and living elsewhere. Both her and her husband say they can't read without first lighting a Kobunboku, and lighting one at any other time makes them want to drop everything and read. Even as I write this, my son, now a teenager, is doing his homework, with the help of this familiar, inspiring scent (which he swears helps him concentrate) filling his workspace.

    There's not a relaxing or cerebral activity that goes on in our house that just doesn't seem complete without the unique aroma of Baieido Kobunboku filling the air.

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