Imperfect River Scented Candle 250g


Concealing Zen

The Zen river, a waterless watercourse created from inorganic stone and organic moss. The refreshing citrus and moss overflow with the cold stone, providing a complete yet incomplete fragrance of meditation.


  • Top: Bergamot, Lemon, Clary Sage, Leaves
  • Middle: Rose, Koke, Jasmine, Ishi
  • Last: Amber, Cashmere Wood, Vetiver
  • Base: Hidden Japonism 834

Inspiration: Ryoan-ji Temple, Northwest Kyoto, Japan

The stone garden at Ryoan-ji Temple; a Japanese garden that epitomises the world of Zen. This Zen garden isn’t for enjoying the scenery but for allowing quiet, soothing meditation. It features a placement of a total of 15 stones of various sizes, in groups of 5, 2, 3, 2 and 3 starting from the east side, all surrounded by raked sand. Many of the profound mysteries surrounding the garden still entice debate today, such as the stones being placed so that one of them is always hidden no matter the angle from which the garden is observed, and the river-like flow created by the placement of stones, sand and moss. 

Japanese Candles Manufactured by Kodaikokuya since 1865

A long-established store from Fukui Prefecture, responsible for making the Japanese candles that have formed part of Japanese lighting culture for 150 years. Characterised by plant-derived wax and a core of Japanese paper, these traditional Japanese candles are made individually by hand, Even today, they still provide illumination in sacred places such as temples and shrines, and have been featured in the media as Japanese traditional technology that deserves protection. TOBALI scented candles are created using traditional Japanese candle manufacturing methods.


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