Aizu decorated candles are one traditional handcraft we are proud of
The history of decorated candles in Aizu, Fukushima is long. They say it started when a feudal lord encouraged people to plant lacquer trees over 500 years ago. The sap of this tree became a lacquer paint, while the wax came from its fruit. As a result, both lacquer and candles have been traditional handcrafts in this area.