Japanese Takazawa Candle Stand
Designer: Takazawa Candle
Materials: Cast iron
Small, 1.25" W x 1.25" D x 1.1" H
Medium, 1.5" W x 1.5" D x 1.2" H
Large, 2.2" W x 2.2" D x 2" H
Origin: Made in Iwate, Japan
Details: Gift boxed
Handcrafted by Japanese craftsman Hisao Iwashimizi from the Iwate prefecture, this cast iron candle stand is made for use with Japanese candles, and has a simple, beautiful, and stable form. Available in small, medium, and large sizes.
Established in 1892 in the port city of Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture, Takazawa Candle’s products stand out not only in their quality, but also in their unique candle designs and shapes, calling to mind various scenes of nature, particularly those of plants found in the city of Nanao. The special wick, from a unique recipe that dates back to the 16th century, is made by winding dried rushes around a hollow cord of wa-shi (Japanese paper). By having a hollow core, oxygen is able to be drawn up from the bottom so that the flame consumes more melted wax, thus making their candles’ flames burn bigger and brighter. Their candles call to mind ancestral wisdom, symbolizing the relationship between their ancestors and nature, and are all made from plant-based materials such as sumac wax, rice bran, and rapeseed flower oil.