A basket of fruit carries more weight in Japan than anywhere else in the world, mostly because the Japanese, despite their uniquely diverse cuisine, never gotten round to including fruits as part of their diet: they still think of them as desserts, and very expensive ones at that. The Kameyama Fruit Basket Candle is a perfect example of that mindset: since its nominal function is as an offering to ancestors for the family altar, what could express more respect to them than a miniature of a nice fruit basket?
Don't have an altar? The Kameyama Fruit Basket Candle is still a nice novelty gift (and a lesson in Japanese culture!) and, if we get down to it, a nice assortment of four fruit-scented candles. It contains an apple, bunch of grapes, bananas, and pineapple: in other words, the most common fruit in Japan. It's just 120 x 87 x 72 mm (4.7 x 3.4 x 2.8"), so can fit on any shelf of Japanese memorabilia and curiosities if you'd rather display it than not use it as an actual candle!
Specs and Features:
- Fragrance: fruits
- Fruits contained: apple, grapes, pineapple, bananas (1 each)
- Dimensions (box): 120 x 87 x 72 mm (4.7 x 3.4 x 2.8")
- Weight: 223 g (7.8 oz)
- Burn time: 3 hours
- Material: paraffin