This is a traditional Buddhist formula. Made with more fine sandalwood and less herb incense. Kobunboku is an incredible sandalwood and herb incense that is particularly suited for meditation practice. The Japanese word "ko" means nice, "buh" elegant, "boku" wood or tree. "Byakudan" translates as "white sandalwood" and is made of fine Indian sandalwood. This incense contains a higher proportion of sandalwood than regular Kobunboku.