Japanese Takazawa Candle 5-pc Pack: Nanao
Designer: Takazawa Candle
Materials: Sumac wax, rice bran, rapeseed flower oil
Dimensions: .75" D x 4.75" H
Origin: Made from the fruits of sumac trees harvested in Kyushu, Japan
Details: Gift boxed / Burn duration 55 minutes each / Fits Medium Candle Stand
Since 1892, Takazawa has been mastering the art of candle making inspired by the nature of Japan. Each candle is made by hand, one at a time to ensure a steady burn and the highest quality using the grace of plants such as the fruits of sumac trees, rice bran and rapeseed flower oil.
NANAO is the name of a city surrounded by sea and mountains and the place where Takazawa candles are made. The five different shapes are inspired by plants that grow in Nanao. Some symbolise certain plant (the shape of NANAO T comes from bamboo), while others are designed to represent the shape of leaves or roots. They are named after a letter of the word 'P-L-A-N-T'. Their organic shape designed to make you feel closer to nature.
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.