Tohaku Sumac Wax Candles, Medium, Set of 2
A pair of traditional Japanese 'Wa-Rousoku' candles, a type of candle first produced during the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573 AD), made with natural sumac wax. The flame of these candles is bigger and brighter than Western candles due to the hollow structure of the wick and the thickness of the candles’ diameter. The wick is made from a combination of natural materials: Washi paper, rush weed, and silk fibre, which is rolled around a form which is later removed. Made in the city of Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture in the Noto Peninsula, Japan.