Japanese candle painting experience taught by an artisan of "Kyoto Rosoku Nakamura"
MBS "KYOTO CHISHIN" (Kansai local) 2017.01.08 #37
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Where we'll be
Kyoto Rosoku Nakamura
57-8, Takeda Mitsukui-cho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City
A Japanese candle shop established in 1887 (1887). Warosoku has been used for Buddhist services since ancient times and has a history of more than 130 years. Kyoto Candle Nakamura's candles are made by hand one by one, and the raw materials are vegetable, so they are made gently that you can eat them. The brightly colored decorations are hand-drawn, and you will be captivated by beautiful gems without lighting.
Contents of Experience
Experience painting Japanese candles on red or white warosoku with acrylic paint. You can enjoy it freely without specifying the design. It's a freehand shape with no underpainting, but a painter will gently teach you from the selection of a picture to how to draw, so you don't have to worry.
Know about warosoku
First, I will ask you about the history and how to make warosoku. In the case of warosoku, the core of the candle is wrapped in Japanese paper, and the part that serves as the core of the candle is placed in a mold, the wax is poured in, and when it hardens, the wax is taken out and the shape is adjusted. It's all done by hand. Drawing is the last process.
Choose a design
After learning about candles, he immediately prepared painting. Let's decide the pattern to draw on the candle. You can choose from the available models, search for characters on your smartphone or draw. It is also nice to arrange a model.
You can choose a candle in red which has a meaning of celebration or in white which has a picture. Take out a pea-sized pigment on a pallet, mix a drop of anti-smudging liquid, and it's time to paint! You can also mix the colors together. You can make your own warosoku with a thin brush.
Don't worry if you fail!
It's a little hard at first because it's curved. The trick is not to put too much paint on the brush. Let's finish it slowly and carefully while looking at the hand picture book carefully. Don't worry if you fail! Soak the brush in water, float the paint, and wipe gently with paper.
If you continue painting until you are satisfied with it, you will be able to make a Japanese candle with a gorgeous floral pattern! The painter supported me very close, so it turned out prettier than I expected, and I am very satisfied.
- Name of the activity
- Japanese candle painting experience
- 2,750 yen (Tax included)
- Time required
- 30 to 60 minutes
- Number of admissions
- 1 ~ 20 (Accompanied by parents under elementary school age)
- What to bring
- Not available for children
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"Kyo Rosoku Nakamura" A word from Koichi Tagawa, a warosoku craftsman.
Japanese candles have been made in the Kyo Rosoku Nakamura for more than 130 years, but in recent years there has been an increase in the number of convenient and inexpensive Western style candles, and demand has been decreasing. However, warosoku made by hand carefully has a charm that cannot be replaced easily. We will continue to create opportunities for people to experience such attractions, so please come and experience traditional techniques.
Where is Mr. Koichi Tagawa's favorite place...?
My favorite is "BAMBOO HOUSE". It is a little stylish cafe in front of Kintetsu Takeda station which is about 5 minutes' walk from Kyo Candle Nakamura. The coffee is roasted in the shop and has a rich bitter taste. The inside of the shop is spacious and has a sense of openness, so it's perfect for a break after the experience.
43 Takeda-nishiokenoi-cho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City
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