Japanese Candle painting experience


Experience Overview

Interested to paint picture on the Japanese traditional candle called wa-rosoku?
Painted wa-rosoku was originated in Tohoku area in Edo period. Because of the long winter, there were only a few flower available at the time. And so, people started painting flowers on the candle and make an offering to the god. By using acrylic color, draw any picture on the candle made by natural ingredient called JAPAN WAX in overseas!!


Recommendation Points

One of the few specialized Japanese candle store which have been in business over 130 years in Kyoto.
The painted Japanese candle was used to be a tribute to the Shogunate.
You can make one and only candle by drawing pictures you like as seasonal flowers.

Let's Start

Choose the size(SML) and color(Red or White) of candle. Red candle can be charm against evil spirit.
Even if you are not good at drawing pictures, no worries. You can copy the patterns from the products lining up in the shop.
Because of the rounded shape of the candle, you need to paint as rolling the candle.
There are not only traditional Japanese pattern of the candle but also modern pattern as animal printed, bags and seasonal pattern.

Visitor Feedback

It was for the first time in 20 years since I draw a picture nor see a box of paint. This experience allowed me to come down to my childhood again. It was fun. I draw autumn color of leaves on the candle. It was good that there are so many products available in the shop as your sample.

Message from Staff

I would like the people in the world to know about Japanese candles, including the charms and manners about usage. People do not know what we think is normal. I should not be just making candles. I would like people to know the charms of Japanese candles and to use them. For that, I am always thinking how to connect our products to people and to the next generations. We hold Japanese candle painting workshop and such as well, and would like people to touch Japanese candles to understand how it is. In workshops, customers can carve their names of anniversaries on the candles, and we are creative with designs as well; I hope younger generations would be interested in it, too.

Shop Information

Nakamura Rousoku

ContentsJapanese Candle Painting Experience
DurationAbout 30 minutes ~1 hour
Price¥2700〜(tax in)
Payment on the same day
Credit cardsUnaccepted
Cancellation feeYou won't be charged for the cancellation.
GroupUp to 20 people (negotiable for more than 20 people)
Notes for children

NameNakamura Rousoku
Address57-8 Takeda Mitsukui-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu, Japan (Postal Code: 612-8413)
Access5 minutes on foot from Takeda Station Exit 3
ParkingNo customer-only parking
Closing dayIrregularly
Opening Times11:00am-7:00pm

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