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Japanese Rice Wax Candle Set


These warosoku (Japanese candles) have been made for us by hand in the Daiyo atelier in Shiga, Japan, using traditional methods dating back to 1914.

Fit best with our Kumo candle holders in black and white.

The candlemakers use a technique called 'tegake-seiho'. The wick is first made by wrapping a dried reed around a washi paper cylinder, which gives the candle a tall intense flame with minimal smoke. They then build up the candle by rotating the body whilst smoothing over hot wax in layers, before finally shaping the top.

Only a handful of craftspeople can use this method since it takes years to master, and only a small number of candles can be produced in a day.

Made from only natural rice wax, extracted from rice husks, these candles burn brightly and steadily, without excess dripping.

Each candle radiates a soft, warm glow into the home, the perfect lighting for the dinner table, tea ceremonies, yoga and peaceful moments.

Contains 20 pieces, each approx. 75mm tall and with a burn time of 40 minutes. The time to enjoy a cup of coffee, or listen to some of your favourite music.

Gift wrapped in tissue paper

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