Takazawa Candle - Japanese Candle Nanao (Set of 5)
Made from sumac wax and a washi paper core, these traditional candles are handmade with techniques unchanged since the 16th century and feature a uniquely tall and bright flame thanks to the wick which is crafted with a hollow center.
This set of 5 distinct geometric candles each have a burn time of 110 - 130 minutes.
Best used with the Koma Candle Stand, Medium, sold separately. Pictured here with the Ikari Anchor Candle for scale.
Made in Japan.
ABOUT TAKAZAWA CANDLE
Since 1892, the candle making company Takazawa Candle has been providing the candlelight in harmony with nature from Japan.
The first candles in Japan were brought in from China in the 8th century and made from bees wax. Bees wax, as a material, it was not familiar to our ancestors so they tried to make candles from the wax derived from plants. The sumac wax was soft and easy to form into the shape of a candle and so by the 16th century it had become the standard material for candle-making in Japan.