Handcrafted in the Saitama region: each layer of wax is applied by hand to form the candle forming a traditional Warosoku candle
The wick is made of washi and Igusa (the fibre used for tatami) so the flame a very bright light
- Salt has purification properties that are historically embedded in Japanese Shinto Buddhist rituals and lifestyle. Dedicated in the name of the Ise Jingu Shrine, we burn this candle with a wish for purification.
The sea salt is gathered from the spring tide under a full moon
The charcoal has purification properties and are used to purify water, and our environment
Cosmic hemp activates our bodies cells and clears heaviness in the air
The different components have purifying properties and burn without giving off an odour, cleansing your space
The wax rarely drips: it evaporates. The evaporated wax purifies and brings harmony
- The box set that includes palo santo (fragrant wood) and its stand.
The set includes: 6 Japanese candles + a stand. In addition to the Japanese candles, is Palo Santo, also called the sacred tree. Both the attached stands are unified in black and white, expressing yin and yang.
Palo Santo -Sacred Tree :
A fragrant tree that grows wild in Peru, South America. Light the stick and enjoy the scent of the smoke that rises after the flame is extinguished. Eliminate bad spirits and invite good spirit and energy. Enjoy the scent of smoke rising with the stick burning.
Made by mixing salt produced in Futamiura, Ise City with Haze wax. The name “Iwata” is the salt that is dedicated to the Ise Grand Shrine, and is made from the seawater only during the rising tide of the full moon. The High tide occurs when the gravitational pull of the moon exerts its force on the earth's oceans. Since ancient times in Japan, there has been an idea that the ebb and flow of the tide has a relationship with the life and death of a person, and we are particular about the ebb tide, which is full of vitality. It is a Japanese candle with a wish to purify the spring tide mixed with Haze wax.
Since ancient times Japanese have used salt for purification. They are still used in Shinto rituals including sumo tournaments to purify the sumo ring. Salt is also sprinkled for a “Ground breaking ceremony” (jichinsai) before building a house. The ceremony is performed by Shinto priests appeasing the God of Earth. Once the house is built, salt is also sprinkled in front of the house to keep evil spirits away. It has been believed that the piled salt in a small dish placed by the front door works for purification of the premises and warding off evil spirits. Nowadays morishio is placed in front of many shops and restaurants as a wish for success at the time of opening of business.
Salt from the sea helps remove bad energy
Purify with the piled salt and invite good luck
Make up for the missing parts of the place and create new power
Cosmic Hemp & Charcoal:
This Warosoku candle contains cosmic hemp powder in its wax. Cosmic hemp activates our bodies cells and clears heaviness in the air. It is recommended to use this candle for purification and relaxation. Charcoal has also long been used for purification, cleaning the air, the water, and the environment.In Japanese culture we find the “transience” of a candle that will eventually disappear is beautiful. The beauty of Warosoku's flame is that it has the same transience and integrity as cherry blossoms. People are moved when they discover the beauty of transience and integrity. Being moved by something creates room in your heart, and that room is spiritually fulfilling.
Palo Santo Stand: Stick the pin in the side hole and stand it up.
Iwato salt candles : x 3 sticks
Cosmic hemp & charcoal Candles : x 3 sticks
Candle Stand : x 1
Palo Santo : x 1
Palo Santo Stand : x 1
6 sticks Warosoku in box: (Burning time About 60 minutes per 1 stick)
Handling and cleaning of the candlestick & holder:
1. Wait for the candlestick to cool down before cleaning
2. Clean the candle by rinsing with Boiling water and wiping it gently
3. The candle is handmade so please slowly and gently place it on the stand
Note: Each candle is handmade so they will all be different. They are somewhat fragile so please handle with care.