Takazawa Candle - Japanese Candle Nanohana Vegetable Oil (40 Piece)


Nanohana Candle Shortly after the pink petals of Japan’s famous cherry blossoms fade away, wavy yellow carpets of nanohana (rapeseed flowers) take over the rural scenery. The plants fill the air with their intoxicating, pasty scent. The Japanese have been eating the stems and flowers since 330 BC. In the Edo Period (1600-1868,) they devised techniques for extracting the oil from its seeds.

40 pieces Burning Time: 55 min

Base sold separately.

Country of Design: Japan
Dimension: 4"L
Material: Vegetable Oil


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.

A flickering flame has always fascinated us. It might evoke images in our mind, or memories from the past, or perhaps feelings about our primitive nature.


Our candles' flames are bigger and brighter than other companies. The flame 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 means candles, and a lot of thought was put into making candlelight brighter. Our wick is made from plant-based materials such as dried rush and washi-paper, thus symbolizing the beautiful relationship between our ancestors and nature.
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.

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