Japanese Candles – Tohaku
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Delicately handcrafted Japanese Candles. Tohaku Candles are made out of Sumac Wax according to ancient traditions of the 16th century. We offer various sizes and sets.
STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Tohaku is an homage to ‘The Pine Trees screen’, drawn by Tohaku Hasegawa, one of the most famous painters in Japan. The pine trees in the paintings are of the landscape of Nanao City, and he drew it while recollecting his memories of the beautiful nature of his childhood home. The flame is an extension of the gentle lines of these trees, reminding you of a rustic simplicity. The powerful flame, flickering from the simple silhouette of a candle, producing shadows in a room, creates a great atmosphere that makes you feel relaxed while you spend time with your family and close friends.
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. The Small Candle Stand is suitable for Tohaku S, the Medium Candle Stand is suitable for Tohaku M and Tohaku L.
Tohaku S: 6pcs / Ø 1.6 cm / H: 8 cm
Burn time: 80 min
Tohaku M: 2pcs / Ø 1.9 cm / H: 11 cm
Burn time: 130 min
Tohaku L: 1pc / Ø 2.4 cm / H: 14 cm
Burn time: 240 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.