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NAKAMURA ROSOKU
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Holiday Sundays & public holidays; also every 2nd & 4th Saturday from January to September
Business time 9:00~17:30
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● Delicate handmade candlelight
In Kyoto, where the headquarters of all the Buddhist sects are located, handmade warosoku (Japanese candle) production is a highly valued traditional craft. Due to the vegetal origin of materials (warosoku are made from haze tree wax, washi paper and vegetal fibres), they don’t release oily smoke or soot while burning. Nakamura Rosoku, Japanese candle maker since 1887, is still following the traditional method of shaping candles one by one with the help of a wooden mould and applying the last coat of melted wax by hands. Warosoku made by this technique are appreciated for their bright shimmering flame.

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Price ¥1,000~¥20,000
Price example Set of 5 candles ¥2,268
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Tour list

[012-01]Atelier visit (with 1 candle offered) 詳細表示

Atelier visit

Enjoy your visit to the atelier of the Japanese candle maker which was even used for a TV drama shooting and learn everything you wanted to know about Japanese candles! Which are, by the way, the perfect choice for a present.

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~8 people
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Price:
1,620yen
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour

[012-02]Atelier visit & candle making experience 詳細表示

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Enjoy your visit to the atelier of the Japanese candle maker which was even used for a TV drama shooting and learn everything you wanted to know about Japanese candles. Then go further and try to make your own candle!

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~8 people
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Price:
3,780yen
Time Required:
about 2 hours

[012-03]Atelier visit & candle painting experience 詳細表示

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Watch how Kyoto traditional craftsman fluently draws a pattern on a Japanese candle. Then try it yourself and decorate your own original candle.

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Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
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Price:
2,700yen
Time Required:
about 2 hours

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2017/03/14

初めて作りました、楽しいと思います。 でも、絵が苦手なので、作品がきれいじゃないと思います、残念です。

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Craftsman profile

Hirokazu Tagawa

Hirokazu Tagawa

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This 4th generation Nakamura Rosoku craftsman is engaged in the candle production since 1988.
Due to the diminished high-quality raw wax supply, he has built in 2015 a joint project with Kyoto City to prevent the Japanese candle tradition from disappearing. In order to ensure the raw wax supply for the local Japanese candle production, wax trees were planted in the northern part of Kyoto.
He is also a member of the Kyoto Traditional Crafts Liaison Council.