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Aizu Painted Candle,​ Plum,​ 7 Mace

JP¥ 2,500   (US$ 22.14)
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Aizu painted candle is a designated traditional craft of Fukushima Prefecture.
The origin of the candle comes from around 500 years ago, when the lord of Aizu at the time, Morinobu Ashina, encouraged peasants to grow a lot of lacquer trees. After that, candle production was passed down to feudal lords such as Ujisato Gamo and Masayuki Hoshina, and it became one of the local specialties of Aizu along with lacquerware.
A washi paper is wrapped in a lamp wick, and then soaked in a wax liquid dozens of times to shape it. Then, colorful patterns such as chrysanthemum, peony, or plum patterns are painted on using a paintbrush. The candle is then finished by coating it with the wax liquid again to give it gloss.
Each candle is carefully hand-made by craftsmen using traditional techniques.

The irregularly flickering candle fire will make you feel relaxed. Also, it generates negative ions effective for fatigue, lack of sleep, and stress.
This item is very high-quality and economical as it will last a long time even if you light it up many times. The beautiful pattern makes it perfect for a wedding ceremony, Buddhist ritual, Christmas, and other ceremonial occasions, or as a memento or souvenir.
It has been widely gaining popularity overseas as well ever since a distinguished English folk handcraft artist highly praised it.
●Materials: Japan wax,​ hardened wax,​ paraffin,​ poster color (aqueous),​ soy milk,​ washi paper,​ lamp wick
●Size Details: [Total length] 160mm,​ [Diameter upper portion] 18mm
●Weight (item only) [g]: approx. 60
●Weight (packaging material incl.) [g]: approx. 100
●Made in Aizu-Wakamatsu,​ Fukushima Prefecture
●Brand Name: Aizu painted candle Ozawa candle shop
●Please Note:
*Correctly use the product for its originally intended use. Do not use for any purpose other than its intended one.
*When lighting up,​ make sure there are no inflammable items near the candle.
*Use an incombustible candle holder. Be careful not to drop the candle.
*Take proper care when using in drafty places.
*Do not leave unattended while it is burning. Put out the fire when you leave.
*Be careful not to burn yourself with fire,​ melted wax,​ or candle holder.
*Do not store in a place with high temperature.
*Keep out of reach of children.
*Shape the wick straight before relighting.
*The color may be subject to change when stored for a long time. Gently rub with a soft cloth if the paint has become dim.
*As each item is hand-made one-by-one,​ color hue,​ shape etc.,​ may differ slightly from the photos.
*Should there be no stock,​​ item manufacture will take place after order placement. Depending on the item,​​ delivery may be delayed. Contact customer service regarding the delivery date.
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