Japanese candles "wa-rousoku" are made of "HAZE" -laquer tree seed wax and washi paper for the core, the techniques and materials have not changed since 16th century and today they are made by only a handful of Japanese craftsmen. These traditional Japanese candles are completely handmade and give very little smoke and a brighter light than modern paraffin candles. The set includes 2 beautifully hand painted candles (cherry blossoms & chrysanthemum) and one square shaped cast iron holder (traditional nambu-tetsu, from Iwate prefecture). Burn time is 100 minutes each. Made in Japan.