Whereas western candles have a thin cotton string, authentic Japanese wicks are made from Japanese paper (washi) wrapped in Igusa grass (used to make tatami matts) and cotton fibers. The candles generate minimal soot, are wind resistant, and provide a soft, warm and gentle light.
These twelve painted candles shows the symbols of the Chinese zodiac, which also is commonly used in Japan. The pictures are drawn onto the candles with Japanese black ink by hand. Each candle is signed "HIHIRO". Hihiro is the first name of Hihiro Matsui who is the daughter of the current owner. The Japanese zodiac candles are a perfect gift for a birthday or for the beginning of a year as each year officially is under the motto of one of the 12 zodiacs.
Mr. Matsui always searches for the best, organic raw materials and says 'he works with all his heart in order to create flames that are bright and have an healing effect'. Matsui candles are 100% made of vegetable wax from naturally grown Hase trees. The candles are environmental friendly and vegan.
DIMENSIONS: Size 3 128 mm (5.0")
ALL MATERIALS: Japanese Ink, Japanese Paper, vegetable Color, vegetable Wax
BURNING TIME: 1.5 hours