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(Coming Soon) NANAO - Set of 5

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NANAO is the name of the city, the heart of the glorious countryside in which we live. Because we are surrounded by the sea and mountains, it is easy to find places that take us closer to nature. There are five different candles, all with a motif of a different plant that grows in the Noto Peninsula. The candles are all named after a letter of the word ‘plant’.

For Dining - Candlelight always adds a special touch to dining. With candlelight, not only do the colours of the food appear more beautiful, but supper with your partner becomes more romantic. The special atmosphere brought by the candlelight will definitely help you enjoy your pleasant family conversation. Since our candles have a brighter and bigger flame, you can enjoy your dinner with just a small number of them. Moreover, as our candles have less soot and less dripping, you do not have to worry about extra time for cleaning up. We hope our candlelight will brighten your dinner... as well as your day.

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 φ2 x h11 cm
Burn time 110 min – 130 min
Suitable for KOMA Candle Stand M

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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.
    Handcrafted
    Ethically made in Japan