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Shinigami - Wax Melter

Shinigami - Wax Melter


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Character Type: Shinigami
Size: 4.5" wide x 6.5" tall
Use: 1-2 cubes of wax

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Bring the horror and fear of a Shinigami to your room while enjoying a fragrance of your choice with this electric Shinigami wax warmer. This dark metallic Shinigami skull will definitely add an extra element to your otaku space. A dish on top warms your wax, with a dial switch on the side to turn the melter on and off.

This wax melter comes with 1 FREE wax melt of your choosing. If you are unable to choose, type "RANDOM" and we will choose for you!

A Shinigami is a god of death (or death spirit) that invites humans toward death in certain aspects of Japanese religion and culture. Shinigami have been described as monsters, helpers, creatures of darkness, and fallen angels. Although Shinigami are kami like any other in Shinto religious lore, they are actually a relatively modern invention. It was not until Japan came into contact with the West that the idea of a death god or spirit such as the Shinigami really entered the collective imagination. It may very well be that the Western folk tales of a Grim Reaper served as the original inspiration for these Japanese death spirits.

Otaku Trivia:

1) In Death Note, the Shinigami are grotesque creatures that write the names of mortals who are to die in a notebook. One of these “death notes” falls to earth and into the hands of a human, who tries to rule the world with it.

2) In Bleach, the Shinigami are actually a society of Japanese Samurai whose job it is to keep law and order in the afterlife. They usher souls to the beyond and keep lost and unruly souls in check.

3) Modern Japan is a very secular nation so most people do not literally believe in the existence of Shinigami. That being said, the Japanese love to honor their traditions, so Shinigami are still very much a part of Japanese culture, just as the Grim Reaper is in the Western world.