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(Coming Soon) NANOHANA - Set of 40

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The rapeseed blossoms are the landmark of Noto island. When sailors find its yellow flowers, they know they will reach the island soon. NANOHANA is the Japanese name for rapeseed flowers, and these candles are made from its oil.

For Relaxing - Drinking a cup of coffee or tea, listening to your favourite music, reading a book —— we all have different ways to relax. Candlelight’s flicker helps you feel that time in your most relaxed moments is passing slower. Our candles, whose flickering is more unique and lively than other candles, will surely fill your room with cozy ambiance.

Since 1892, the candle making company Takazawa Candle has been providing the candlelight in harmony with nature from Japan. Today, they are the only candle maker keeps this tradition alive in Nanao.

Size φ1, 0.8 (up, low) x h11 cm
Burn time 55 min
Suitable for KOMA Candle Stand M
Content 40 Pieces

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  • 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.

    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 symbolising 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.

  • Candle - 100% Rapeseed oil wax
    Wick is made from plant-based materials such as dried rush and washi-paper

    Sumac wax from Kyushu region and Japanese paper (wa-shi) from Iwami (in Shimane Prefecture), used for wicks, were brought to Nanao to produce candles. The finished product was then transported throughout Japan by Kitamae ship. There were many guilds, which made candles, in Nanao until the late 19th century.

    Packaging - Paper box

  • Plant-Based
    Takazawa Candle has been making candles from the grace of plants such as the fruits of sumac tree, rice bran, and rapeseed flower oil since 1892.
    Handcrafted
    Ethically made in Japan