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Wa-rosoku: Japanese Candle

September 08, 2014

Wa-rosoku, a Japanese candle is a handiwork carefully made by craftsmen. Mokuro is the material for wa-rosoku, which is Japanese wax made by crushing, steaming and condensing berries of certain sumacs. The inherited techniques and cultivated intuition of the craftsmen is relied upon during the manufacturing process. Wa-rosoku uses natural materials and the cut end looks like the annual rings of a tree as the wax is layered several times. It is simple and elegant as it does not have any color or painting. Carefully manufactured wa-rosoku has a warm and gentle flame, does not produce much soot, and lasts long as it gutters down less.

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