(Coming Soon) Set of URUSHI and KOMA Candle - Stand S
URUSHI is a well known Japanese word for lacquerware. For this candle, we use only the Japanese lacquer wax from Wajima, a small city famous for lacquerware- making. The fruits of the URUSHI tree are harvested every autumn in very small quantities.
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 φ1.5, 0.9 (up, low) x h8 cm
Burn time 50 min
Suitable for KOMA Candle Stand S
Content 4 Pieces
- Ingredients / Materials
- Green Info
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% Lacquer wax
Wick is made from plant-based materials such as dried rush and washi-paper
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
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