The Kameyama Soba Noodles Candle is a lesson in traditional Japanese cuisine going back to the days that Tokyo was still called Edo (between 1603 and 1868): buckwheat soba noodles on a bamboo tray in a lacquered box, topped with bits of shredded nori seaweed, a small cup with tsuyu broth to dip them in, a small plate of diced negi Welsh onion, a piece of wasabi, and a traditional samegawa oroshi sharkskin grater for it. And it's all made of wax!
The style of soba you can see in the Kameyama Soba Noodles Candle was the fast food for the citizens of Edo, Japan's (and probably the world's) first metropolis. Even today, the residents of eastern Tokyo, who consider themselves descendants of the Edokko (people born and raised in Edo), prefer to eat their soba "zaru" style, served chilled on this type of bamboo sieve with dipping sauce and wasabi. More than a novelty idea, this candle is a link to Tokyo's gastronomic culture!
The Kameyama Soba Noodles Candle features:
- Dimensions: approx. 7.9 x 6.9 x 3.5 cm (3.1 x 2.7 x 1.4")
- Weight: 130 g (4.5 oz)
- Burn time: approx. 2 hours
- Material: paraffin