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(Coming Soon) TOHAKU M - Set of 2

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TOHAKU is an homage to ‘The Pine Trees screen’, drawn by Tohaku Hasegawa, one of the most famous painters in Japan. The pine trees in the paintings are of the landscape of Nanao City, and he drew it while recollecting his memories of the beautiful nature of his childhood home. The flame is an extension of the gentle lines of these trees, reminding you of a rustic simplicity.

For Mindfulness - Mindfulness helps you release stress and establish control of your inner rhythm. It is important for you to have time for self-care everyday, and our candles could be used as your natural timer. If you want to have a 30 min break to do some deep breathing, you can choose the candle which burns out in 30 min. If you feel like doing yoga for 80 min, you can choose the one for 80 min. You can start your mindful practices by lighting your candle and then finishing when you see the flame burn out.

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 φ1.9 x h11 cm
Burn time 130 min
Suitable for KOMA Candle Stand M
Content 2 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% Sumac 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.
    Ethically made in Japan