Omori Japanese Candle shop

Omori Japanese Candle is a shop selling traditional Japanese wax candles, located in Uchiko Town, where the wax-making and Washi (traditional Japanese hand-made paper) industries flourished during the Edo and Meiji periods. A section of a wax candle made in the traditional way (which has been handed down for over 200 years) shows a ring-like pattern; with no coloring or decorative motifs, the candles have a simple beauty. These are long-lasting candles that produce little soot and don’t suffer from dripping wax. The candles have attracted a great deal of interest in other countries, and are featured on the website of the British Museum. Omori Japanese Candle is located around 15 minutes’ walk from Uchiko Station.

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Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 2214
Tuesday, Friday
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Not available (Please use a nearby public parking lot)
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • A unique memento of this charming town!
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.06.28
    Although I had earmarked the Candle Shop for a visit prior to arriving in Uchiko, I must have passed-by the unassuming entrance to the shop several times before I realised that the paper lantern with...
  • Expensive, but make for unique souvenirs
    4.0 Reviewed:2016.07.28
    Traditional Japanese candles are unique in that they are handmade and the wax comes from a plant, not paraffin. This shop lets you see them being made and you can buy them - theyre not cheap, so...
  • local candles for sale
    4.0 Reviewed:2015.11.22
    This is just one of the little shops on the historic walking street. Candles are nice, but very pricy. The owner demonstrates how they are made.

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