Japanese Takazawa Candle 1-pc Pack: Ikari


Designer: Takazawa Candle
Materials: Sumac Wax
Dimensions: 6.7" H
Origin: Made in Ishikawa, Japan
Details: Gift boxed / 
Burn duration 240 minutes / Fits Large Candle Stand

A unique design made to make your candle shine brighter than you have ever seen.

The term “Ikari” is derived from the anchor of a ship. With its top-heavy design and slim base, it allows for the candle to burn brighter with a larger flame compared to your standard western candle. The wide top not only was designed for aesthetics but also for scientific reasons which were to prevent wax from dripping down the candle after it had been lit. Ikari candles are also suitable for a dining setting as they can continuously burn for up to 4 hours.

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.

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