Japanese Candle Gift Set – Urushi
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Delicately handcrafted Japanese Candles. Urushi Candles are made out of Lacquer Wax according to ancient traditions of the 16th century. We offer various sizes and sets.
STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Urushi is a well known Japanese word for lacquerware. For this candle, we use only the Japanese lacquer wax from Wajima, a small city famous for lacquerware- making. The fruits of the Urushi tree are harvested every autumn in very small quantities.
Since 1892, Takazawa Candle has been making candles from the grace of plants such as the fruits of sumac tree, rice bran and as well rapeseed flower oil in harmony with nature. The flames of their candles are usually bigger and brighter than the ones we are used to. It comes from a special wick made from a unique recipe dating back to the 16th century, and it is the symbol of ancestral wisdom. At a time when there were no electric lights, light meant candles, and a lot of thought was put into making candlelight brighter. The wick of the Takazawa Candle is made from plant-based materials such as dried rush and washi-paper, thus symbolising the beautiful relationship between their ancestors and nature. Today, Takazawa Candle is the only candle maker keeps this tradition alive in Nanao.
◦ Lacquer Wax
These candles are handmade in Japan according to ancient traditions.
HOW TO USE
Burn the candle on a heat resistant surface, preferably in a candle holder. We offer the original Takazawa Candle Holder in the Set of URUSHI and KOMA Candle Stand S. The KOMA Candle Stand Small can also be bought separately – KOMA Candle Stand Small
Set of URUSHI and KOMA Candle Stand S
Urushi Candles: 4pcs / Ø 0.9 – 1.5 cm / H: 8 cm
Burn time: 50 min
Set of URUSHI Candles
Urushi Candles: 8pcs / Ø 0.9 – 1.5 cm / H: 8 cm
Burn time: 50 min
THOUGHTS BEHIND THE PRODUCT
The philosophy of Takazawa Candles, their worshipping of ancient candlelight making traditions and the delicacy of their products truly reflects a side of Japan we admire. All products are so simple and fragile yet so unique and pure perfection. The packaging reminds us of Japan a lot, we think all candles are a wonderful gift to a loved one or yourself. When we lit a Takazawa candle, a fascinating, intense, flickering flame evoke. One that we have never seen before. It does not matter how small these candles are, the flame is astonishingly bright and beautiful. We sometimes just sit at home and watch these candles.