Made by the same family since 1892, these traditional Japanese candles are inspired by nature and made entirely from plant-based materials: the wick from handrolled paper and soft papyrus reed (the same material in tatami mats), the wax from lacquer tree seeds. Unlike Western style candles, these candles have a hollow center which creates the characteristic lush, flickering flame.
For the full effect, use with the cast iron base (sold separately).
Saikai was founded in 1946 in the Arita and Hasamiyaki region of Japan which is known for its simple yet elegant white and painted colored porcelain. In 1991 Saikai moved to Los Angeles whereby they introduced the form and function of Aritayaki across the United States. In recent years they have continued their Japanese influence on American design with their utilitarian home products that aren’t influenced by trends but by centuries of culture.
Saikai continues to develop original merchandise while collaborating with designers in their native country of Japan. All their products are made by skilled artisans in Japan.