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Omori Japanese Candle shop (大森和ろうそく屋)

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Souvenirs

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.

place

Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 2214 (Nanyo / UwajimaArea)

phone 0893430385
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Omori Japanese Candle Shop

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/06/28 A unique memento of this charming town!
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...
Reviewed:2016/07/28 Expensive, but make for unique souvenirs
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...
Reviewed:2015/11/22 local candles for sale
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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Address
Ehime Pref. Kitagunuchikochou Uchiko 2214 [map]
Area
Nanyo / UwajimaArea
Phone
0893430385
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
Tuesday, Friday
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.