Mimosa & Sakura Painted Japanese Candles (Rice Bran Wax)
Beautiful mimosa and sakura (cherry blossoms) Japanese candles hand crafted by Daiyo in Shiga prefecture with flowers exclusively hand painted by a master artisan who paints Kiyomizu-yaki wares in Kyoto. Candles are made using natural rice bran wax and the pair comes in a special dark navy and silver paper box with "E-rousoku" (meaning "floral painted candles") in a beautiful Japanese font.
Floral painted candles are originated in Tohoku, during the harsh winter when it used to be very hard to get fresh flowers people started to paint flowers on the candles and used them for the buddhist altar at their homes as alternatives to fresh flowers.
These candles are perfect to use as decoration, as alternatives to flowers in the hot summer season, or as special gift to special someone.
Traditional Japanese candles are completely handmade and give very little smoke, drip and a brighter light than modern paraffin candles.
*Box is slightly different from the images shown although the front looks almost the same.
Measurements: Candle (Each): [Size 3] 10.8cm (4.25inch) H / 2 candles in a box
Burn Time: 90 minute each. (approx)
Materials: Rice bran wax, washi paper & cotton (for the wick)
Made in Japan.