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Locally-sourced Soy Candle-Making Workshop

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Explore circular candles and mindfulness in this candle-making workshop using locally-sourced soy wax.

There are so many reasons to choose a soy wax candle. Unlike a majority of mass produced candles, which use the petroleum-based ingredient, paraffin, wax made from soy is environmentally-friendly as soy is a renewable resource.

Soy wax also does not emit soot or smoke so it is better for one's health and home. On top of this, because of its low melting point, candles made from soy wax burns slower and more gradually than paraffin wax, giving your home a relaxed atmosphere for a longer time.

In this workshop, we welcome participants to bring dried flowers, old coffee beans, etc., and put them into candles to breathe new life into them. Making a pure white candle can also create an opportunity to face your heart with meaning and intention.

Sun, April 24, 2022  UTC+09:00

11:00 – 13:30

Sun, April 24, 2022  UTC+09:00

15:00 – 17:30

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5000 yen Ticket price includes a cafe drink

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Requested countermeasures against coronavirus infection include the following:

・Please wear a mask while participating in our offline event. Those who do not wear a mask will not be allowed to participate.
・Please take your temperature and disinfect your hands at the reception desk.
・If you are not feeling well, please refrain from participating.

Thank you very much for your understanding, let’s get through this together!

  • Why soy wax?

    Unlike most candles in the market, which use the toxic and petroleum-based ingredient known as paraffin, soy is an environmentally-friendly, renewable resource.

    Soy wax is also better for one’s health and home, as it does not emit soot or smoke. On top of this, because of its low melting point, soy burns slower and more gradually than paraffin wax, and can give your home a relaxed atmosphere for a longer time.

    In this workshop, we welcome participants to breath new life into their old dried flowers, stale coffee beans, etc., by adding them into their own DIY soy candles.

Dried flowers that you have displayed at home and plan to throw away, coffee beans that have oxidized and are no longer usable, and more can be given new value through this DIY soy candle-making workshop. Customize the color, texture and overall appearance of your candle while practicing a circularity driven lifestyle.

A pure white candle with no added scent serves to create an intentionally blank space in one’s mind. In facing oneself sincerely, we break free from fixed ideas about how things ought to be while connecting to a greater understanding of ourselves and others.

While we put dried flowers and other memories into the candles, let’s explore circularity not only through materials and physically processes, but also through our thoughts and emotions.

Workshop Overview
Date: 4/24 (Sun)
Session 1: 11:00-13:30 (maximum 6 participants)
Session 2: 15:00-17:30 (maximum 6 participants)

Fee: 5,000 yen (includes a cafe drink)

*Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For reservations, please click here 👉http://ptix.at/nJ350C

What to bring
-Dried flowers old coffee beans, etc. to add to the candle (*optional)
-A bag to carry the candle home
-Please wear clothes or an apron that can get dirty!

  • pado pado candle uses domestically produced soybean wax for making and selling candles as well as conducting mindful candle-making workshops. pado pado candle supports the cycle of nature and the cycle of thoughts by putting dried flowers that were intended to be discarded, items that were gifted, and other items with a connection with into candles. The founder, Nami Ichikawa, also hosts mindfulness events, offering time to feel, “I am here, now”.

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Workshop Facilitator

  • Nami Ichikawa

    Mindfulness artist, pado pado candle Founder

    Nami Ichikawa strives to “Live in the moment”. As a Mindfulness artist, she creates, sells and produces workshops on soy candles. Nami is also the owner of The Gallery IKEVEGE, a boutique cafe which sells local vegetables and other natural products. In candle making, she intentionally uses colorless soy wax as the main raw material. The pure white candles are indicative of her wish to live in the present moment and to always be aware of the self.

    Nami Ichikawa strives to “Live in the moment”. As a Mindfulness artist, she creates, sells and produces workshops on soy candles. Nami is also the owner of The Gallery IKEVEGE, a boutique cafe which sells local vegetables and other natural products. In candle making, she intentionally uses colorless soy wax as the main raw material. The pure white candles are indicative of her wish to live in the present moment and to always be aware of the self.

Supporter

  • Kelsie Stewart

    FabCafe CCO

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

    Kelsie joined Loftwork and FabCafe in 2017 and oversees the FabCafe Global network. In FabCafes across Asia, Europe and America, Kelsie strategizes and aligns Fab synergies to empower everyone to take the initiative to make and share their ideas with local and global communities. Kelsie is also the Tokyo organizer for the Global Goals Jam (GGJ), a two-day designathon and community which aims to create short term solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelsie has organized sustainability and design thinking workshops in Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

  • Rio Kudo

    Loftwork Creative Director

    Rio is from Akita Prefecture in Japan and graduated from Tsuda College. She studied multicultural coexistence and international cooperation, specializing in entertainment/leisure and international cooperation. After returning to Japan, she studied music under the theme of SDGs, directed a Music Festival under the same these and began her work as a communicator for SHIBUYA QWS. Her hobbies include mountain climbing, organic vegetable gardening, and exploring permaculture.

    Rio is from Akita Prefecture in Japan and graduated from Tsuda College. She studied multicultural coexistence and international cooperation, specializing in entertainment/leisure and international cooperation. After returning to Japan, she studied music under the theme of SDGs, directed a Music Festival under the same these and began her work as a communicator for SHIBUYA QWS. Her hobbies include mountain climbing, organic vegetable gardening, and exploring permaculture.

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Date & Time

Sun, April 24, 2022 11:00 – 13:30 UTC+09:00
Sun, April 24, 2022 15:00 – 17:30 UTC+09:00

Venue

FabCafe Tokyo
150-0043 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1-22-7 Dogenzaka Pier 1F
tel. 03-6416-9190
https://fabcafe.com/jp/tokyo/
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Fee

5000 yen Ticket price includes a cafe drink

Capacity

12

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