Japanese Candle Set – Nanao
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Delicately handcrafted Japanese Candles. Nanao Candles are made out of Sumac Wax according to ancient traditions of the 16th century.
STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Nanao is the name of the city, the heart of the glorious countryside in which the artisans of these candles live in. Because they are surrounded by the sea and mountains, it is easy to find places that takes them closer to nature. There are five different candles, all with a motif of a different plant that grows in the Noto Peninsula. The candles are all named after a letter of the word ‘plant’.
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.
◦ Sumac 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 which can be bought separately – KOMA Candle Stand Medium.
5pcs / Ø 2 cm / H: 11 cm
Burn time: 110 – 130 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.