Close-up of a cast iron square candle holder.
A cast iron square candle holder with a sumac wax Japanese candle.
A cast iron square candle holder lying on the side to show the concave bottom.
A map of Japan showing the location of Takaoka where the cast iron square candle holders are made.

Cast Iron Candle Holder - Square

Regular price $ 36.00

This is a cast iron candle holder specifically made for warōsoku (traditional Japanese candles). The spike in the center securely holds the short (4¼”) warōsoku that we offer. (For the medium (6¼”) warōsoku use the Cast Iron Candle Holder with Handle.)

Weighing 11.4oz, it feels heavy for its size. The surface looks rough, but actually is smooth to the touch. The bottom of the candle holder is concave to prevent overheating of the surface it sits on.


  • Cast iron
  • 2" (L) x 1¾" (H)
  • Made in Japan

Who Makes It

Sumitani Saburō Shōten was founded in 1939 in Takaoka, where copper casting has been a major industry over 400 years. Using copper casting techniques, they create a wide variety of household and decorative items using iron, aluminum, tin and brass.