Shunkohdo leaf cut Sandalwood:

Kohshi, at their retail San Francisco store, has gotten in leaf cut Sandalwood from Shunkohdo. These are about one millimeter thick “slabs” that are roughly 3” x  3” in size, all cut from the same piece of wood. It is a beautiful presentation and has a nice medium reddish color. The scent is pure Sandalwood with a very slight hint of cinnamon after it’s been heated up for awhile. I would recommend an electric incense heater or non direct heating to the side of a coal.

I also noticed when I was there last weekend that they had a pretty good assortment of Kyukyodo (lot of the really good high end line, not to be missed).

You might also check out the selection from Kousaido. I have three that I am writing up for review, they use  what would seem to be a mixture woods and oils to produce some great scents at very good prices, just the thing for Christmas.

Enjoy  -Ross

7 Comments

  1. Mark said,

    December 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    They’ve got it at japan incense now. Here it is:
    http://japanincense.com/sk-0021.html

  2. doctordruidphd said,

    December 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Don’t suppose you had a chance to try the Kyara Houzan?
    Given the quality of the Seikan, and the fact that this costs roughly three times as much, ($10/stick), I go to bed dreaming about it.

    • December 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      I have not (that I can remember), but $20 for the sampler is cheap for high end,

  3. Hisham said,

    December 19, 2011 at 8:19 am

    The Sandalwood slices seem very nice. Any idea on how many of them in each package?

    As for Kyukyodo, There are few more items in stock that do not show on their web site so it’s a;lways better to ask. I was going to get the Denop (which only shows up through the search button but ended up getting the Kinbato. Beautiful composition with clear intentions.

    • Ross said,

      December 19, 2011 at 9:20 am

      4-5 “leafs” or about 10 grams

  4. Marian said,

    December 18, 2011 at 1:49 am

    They just wrote back and said the sandalwood will be on their website in a few days. I hope I don’t forget as the hecticness starts to multiply….

  5. Marian said,

    December 18, 2011 at 1:25 am

    I’m interested in that sandalwood, Ross. I’ve just sent off an email to Kotaro and Jay since I couldn’t find the item on their website. Sounds like a lovely presentation! Thanks for the review 🙂


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