You only need to stay in Japan 24 hours to understand that if there is one dish that isn't actually a dish but that could still be Japan's national dish, that would be the onigiri rice ball. Easy to make, and with any type of filling (or even with no filling at all: just freshly cooked rice, salt, and a piece of nori seaweed), these rice balls (well, usually triangles) are everyone's favorite snack and a nostalgic stroll down memory lane every time you eat one. So the Kameyama Onigiri Rice Ball Candle Set is not just a novelty item: it's a Japanese institution!
Made by Japan's biggest candle maker, the Kameyama Onigiri Rice Ball Candle Set comes with its own little dish, and contains two items, the onigiri and a piece of takuan (pickled giant radish), the traditional accompaniment to a rice ball. What you don't see but will discover when you light the onigiri, though, is that after a while, a pickled plum fragrance fills the air: like any true traditional onigiri, this also comes with an umeboshi (pickled plum) filling for even more authenticity. As for its looks, until you see it lit, you won't be able to tell the difference from a real onigiri!
Specs and Features:
- 2 pieces: onigiri, takuan pickled radish
- Contains pickled plum-scented part
- Umeboshi (pickled plum) fragrance
- Dimensions: 92 x 92 x 72 mm (4.3 x 4.3 x 1.7")
- Weight: 230 g (8.11 oz)
- Burn time: onigiri approx. 1 hour, takuan approx. 3 minutes
- Materials: paraffin