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Mold your own candles in a traditional Japanese house

Mold your own candles in a traditional Japanese house

from 60.00

*$60 is the price per participant

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Experience Includes |

  • 10 min - History of Warousoku.

  • 1 hr 50 min - Crafting your own two unique Warousoku Candles.

  • 2 handmade ceramic stands.

Availability |

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Session 1 (12:00 - 14:00)
Session 2 (14:00 - 16:00)
Session 3 (16:00 - 18:00)

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Kawagoe, Saitama
1hr away from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese & English

2 hour experience

3 people max.


About Warousoku |

Warousoku | Wah・Row・So・Ku

Warousoku differs from more commonplace, Western candles in terms of shape, but the most distinct aspect is the material. These Japanese candles are made out of natural fats derived from plant matter, while Western candles consist of beeswax or animal lard. Historically, warousoku were made for Buddhist temples to use as candles memorialising ancestors. As a result, animal products were not used because Buddhism opposes the idea of intentionally killing animals. Not only are they made differently, but warousoku last longer, burn bigger and brighter, produce very little smoke, and less likely to drip and extinguish in a draft. Warousoku, or Japanese candles, are different from those that are mass produced in a mould. With just one glance, one can see the perfect imperfections that hint at its handmade qualities.

 

02 Keisuke | The Warousoku Maker

Warousoku, or Japanese candles, are different from those that are mass produced in a mould. With just one glance, one can see the perfect imperfections that hint at its handmade qualities. Keisuke Toda, who runs the a warousoku store in Kawagoe with his business partner grew up believing that warousoku was just a part of everyday life. Originally from Nara prefecture in southern Japan, Keisuke and his family would go to Shiga, the neighboring prefecture, to buy warousoku and visit the grave of his grandfather.
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Cancellation Policy |

  • Please make your booking at least 24 hours in advance.

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.